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Farmers Guide Contents Out & about ....................................................................................................... 5 Grain & fertiliser advice ................................................................................... 7 News in brief ...................................................................................................... 8

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Arable: Looking ahead to spring cropping strategies for 2021 .............................10 Sugar beet: A spring-sown break crop solution ..........................................15 Achieving the best establishment when growing spring barley ..........16 Is there a real market for specialist spring cropping? ...............................17 Long-term returns and reduced risk with miscanthus ..............................21 Farm-scale approach to cover crop research ................................................22 Despite low disease pressure, fungicide trials suggest impressive yield response....................................................................................24 Machinery: New operating concept proves simple and practical ................................26 Latest spec tractors bring performance improvements ...........................35 Skid-steer farm test ................................................................................................41 First dealer demonstrations of high-tech tractor ........................................47 Essential tractor-trailer braking guide updated for modern farming ......................................................................................................54 Livestock: ....................................................................................................74 Beef, Sheep & Lambing:

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Preparing for a busy lambing season ..............................................................77 Turning challenge into opportunity ................................................................78 Lambing Q&A ...........................................................................................................80 Making the most of your cattle vaccines .......................................................82 The true cost of calf pneumonia........................................................................84 The role of native breeds in meeting net zero targets ..............................85 Taking control of your feed costs ......................................................................86 Muck & Slurry: Power on the Land .................................................................................................93 New dribble bars available in eight widths to 24m ....................................97 “Our focus is on using all of our resources wisely“ .....................................98 Full range of future-proof slurry handling solutions .............................. 101 Irish manufacturer launches micro trailing shoe...................................... 104 Spread the load better with twin floor chains........................................... 106 Using 3D technology to boost dairy businesses ...................................... 108 Agricultural contractors ..............................................................................112 Henry Brown’s vintage page ......................................................................117 Classified ........................................................................................................118 Recruitment including About People .......................................................174

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With Farmers Guide editor Rachel Hicks and the team

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Welcome to the December issue of Farmers Guide. We hope you are all keeping safe and well during this second lockdown. At the time of writing, #comehomesafe has been trending amongst the farming community on Twitter. Farm Safety Partnership England has been using the platform to push the importance of farm safety; from working at height, to safe ATV use, to trailer safety, with NFU deputy president and Hertfordshire cereal and beef farmer Stuart Roberts taking over the FSP England Twitter feed. According to Mr Roberts: “You don’t need me to tell you that farming has a dreadful record on health and safety. We generally all know it, but I suspect what so many of us think is that it won’t affect us – it is always someone else. The reality is that accidents can affect every single one of us.” Suggestions were put forward by farmers and ag safety businesses, such as wearing high vis jackets, encouraging the wearing of helmets as vital PPE for ATV riders, and ensuring proper training for working at height, and there was plenty of positive engagement across the platform. Mr Roberts hit the nail on the head when he wrote: “Changing farming’s safety culture is not down to the FSP or the HSE or the NFU, or any other three letter acronym – it is down to you, me and every other farmer deciding we need to improve things.” With sugar beet mid-harvest, trailer safety is of particular focus right now. It’s also something that’s close to the heart of farmer Jane Gurney, whose son Harry Christian-Allan was killed in a trailer accident in 2014, while undertaking a summer job. The loss of her son is the driving force behind Tilly Your Trailer, which is an 18-point inspection procedure – the scheme enables farmers to get their trailers inspected and receive a Tilly Pass Certificate which confirms that trailers are safe for road use and comply with safety legislation (HSE PUWER ‘98). Rural insurer NFU Mutual is advocating this initiative, with John Heather of NFU Mutual’s New Forest, Isle of Wight and Bournemouth Agency commenting: “It’s a good time in the farming calendar to get farm trailers inspected to make sure they are safe and sound. As the main insurer of farms and the

countryside, NFU Mutual is a great supporter of the Tilly Your Trailer safety scheme and we’re encouraging local farmers to take part.” On this same topic, the Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) has produced an updated guide to tractor-trailer braking, 10 years after the original ‘Look Behind You’ booklet was created. The new version reflects changes in modern machinery and regulations and aims to explain, in practical yet simple engineering terms, what braking systems need to do. It is available as a paper booklet, or online free-of-charge, and can be downloaded from the AEA website and stored for reference. ‘Look Behind You’ was produced by Dr Andy Scarlett of Scarlett Research Ltd, who is the acknowledged expert in this field of engineering, and he put it together with the AEA Service Managers Group consisting of tractor and trailer manufacturers and axle and braking component suppliers. Farmers Guide received a preview of the latest guide and recommends that it be considered compulsory reading for decision makers, technicians and operators on every UK farm and for all farm machinery dealers. See p54 for a full report and farmer opinion. You may have noticed your copy of Farmers Guide arrived in a paper wrap this month, not plastic – this is fully recyclable. FG

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Grain & Fertiliser Advice

Education is needed on the traceability of grain, and investment in grain passports could return dividends When the UK formally leaves the EU in January, it will be down to us to prove the standards of British grain is comparable, while fertiliser requirements should also be considered in light of Brexit, and urea is under the Defra spotlight.

footprint, its full road miles and even clearly showing what schemes the farmers have signed up to from an environmental and sustainability point of view. Red Tractor could, with some investment, capture so much and give a return to farmers and consumers alike. As the world moves towards the UN sustainability goals, commodity shipments will demand such data and we largely have it already and the power and mechanism to supply it – if the supply chain and farmers realise it and join all the dots. Furthermore, we would be the first globally and, at that point, our UK grain and grain products would be branded not only with a Union Jack but also with confidence and pride!

focus largely on price, but the How do you put a Union safety and security buyers Jack on grain? Any trader felt by knowing UK will tell you that not all farmers had to comply wheat is equal, says with EU legislation Openfield’s head of may start testing a compliance, shipping few conversations – so and research, Cecilia much so that discounts Pryce. Not only do the may be requested basic specifications to sell grain to some change, but the ability destinations against other of certain varieties to meet EU grain offers. Maybe contracts consumers needs also matters – and need to add a caveat – UK grain what about its provenance and that complies with EU standards; sustainability? What makes UK grain until our Government can prove any different to French, or Canadian, and openly explain to global buyers or even Australian? Domestic Fertiliser matters that UK standards are the same. consumers know what they get As we begin to look towards The quickest way to do this is to with most UK grain – Farm and spring, there are positive reasons really educate our buyers about Trade Assurance. The ability to trace to start thinking about covering Red Tractor, TASCC, grain passports grain back to farm through TASCC some fertiliser requirements, and traceability. The Government suppliers and knowing it has been says Openfield’s fertiliser has invested money in agri-tech, transported in a TASCC-assured manager, Lucy Hassall. but maybe some of that should lorry is not revolutionary to us, but This is not only due to be invested into getting the I would have a bet with you that current competitive electronic grain passport up and you will struggle to find a system offers available, but running. Imagine the power and like that anywhere else in the also factors that may potential of supplying grain with world. Not only that, but a system affect leaving this into its full traceability, its full carbon which can confirm that individual the new year. I didn’t farmers, traders, hauliers, stores and laboratories are audited to a set of rules that show that they are doing everything they can to be the best they can be. In the light of January 2021, UK grain will no longer come under the ‘EU grain’ umbrella, so how do we prove that UK grain is safe and fit for purpose? That is a question *Prices quoted are from Openfield, predicted at 9th November 2020 for all190x65mm.qxp_Layout of us. I’m sure buyers will1still App 24/08/2020 20:40 Page 1

really want to mention Brexit again, but the potential impacts of this is something we can’t ignore, coupled with the current pandemic and how this may affect logistics, manufacturers and ports in what is already the busiest time of year for delivery demand. Managing risk by covering at least enough for your first spring application would give comfort in knowing it was tucked away in the shed ready for use as and when required. On a separate note, you may be aware that Defra has published a consultation about the use of urea fertilisers in the UK – this comes as part of the Clean Air Strategy to reduce ammonia emissions. The consultation document sets out three options; briefly these are to either ban the use of urea completely, allow use of urea with the addition of a urease inhibitor, or to restrict the application period. Each option will be thoroughly discussed, looking at the potential impacts on the trade and businesses whilst also not ruling out alternative ideas. I hope to be able to update you further on this in the coming months. FG

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Blaney Group, based in Ahoghill, County Antrim, has completed the first phase of its new purpose-built manufacturing facility, which the company says will help future-proof the business and expand the capacity Blaney requires to meet customer demand across all of its engineering divisions. The new facility houses Blaney’s precision engineering company Blaney Gears and gives significant space for assembly of the Blaney Agri tractor machinery and Quad-X ATV equipment. Blaney Gears, which specialises in precision engineering, gear manufacturing, component production and industrial gearbox refurbishment, is involved in a diverse range of engineering projects and this new building permits ample space for its wide range of machining technology. Owner, Sean Blaney, says: “We are excited to be looking forward to continuing to innovate, develop and to build world class products [...]. “The new facilities allow us to invest and further develop a Centre of Excellence in engineering, using the best production techniques to manufacture world class agricultural and ground care machines and solutions for global markets.”

As well as the upgrade to Stage 5 engines, Kramer telehandlers have received new features which mean increased comfort and an optimal driving experience for operators, the company says. A huge model range, including KT407, will be equipped with the Deutz TCD 3.6 engine with Stage 5 and 100kW power. For all-round visibility, the compact models from the KT306 to the KT407 are optionally available with a raised cabin. In addition, the

Firms urged to act now to take advantage of tax relief Companies are being urged to act quickly to ensure they take full advantage of tax relief for the purchase of plant and equipment. Currently, the full cost of such purchases can be offset against tax through the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), up to a maximum of £1M. From January 1st, 2021, the AIA limit will reduce to £200,000 or even lower for some. Paul Jennings, managing director of JCB Finance, is urging customers to take full advantage of their AIA before it’s too late. “While the AIA is due to revert to £200,000 on 1st January 2021, businesses whose year-end is not 31st December could see their AIA allowance drop even lower [...] if they don’t time their purchases right. The temporary increase to £1M is only available for qualifying expenditure incurred in 2019 and 2020. If companies have a 31st December year end, then the position is straightforward, as a December 2020 yearend will coincide exactly with the decrease in the limit. Put simply, firms would receive £1M potential relief in 2020 and £200,000 potential relief in 2021. [...] For businesses whose financial year spans the calendar year, their effective AIA limit is restricted to significantly less than £200,000. That’s why it is important that companies act now to take full advantage.”


KT306 and upward models offer a 3,000kg payload and more, plus can impress with a fourth steering mode – manual crab steering. This type of steering is very convenient in tight spaces or, for example, when driving along the silo wall. The KL55.8T 100kW telescopic wheel loader model impresses with maximum stability, manoeuvrability and a constant payload. Even more powerful, the 115kW Deutz TCD 4.1 is available to

the customer as an option. The telescopic wheel loader is also equipped with the ‘smart handling’ overload system, which prevents the vehicle from tipping over in the longitudinal direction. As with all wheel loader 8-series models, all-wheel, crab and front wheel steering are available as standard.

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Horsch has launched a 3m version of the proven Focus TD strip-till line to offer a solution for smaller operations to combine strip tillage and sowing. Following customer

requests for a smaller machine, the 3m model has a steel hopper with 3,500-litre capacity with a partition of 60:40. In addition, a MiniDrill with an additional 400-litre capacity is available. The MiniDrill offers a third component in the application process and increases the productivity of the machine. In the case of OSR seeding, the rape seed can be metered with the MiniDrill and the two main hoppers can be used

for fertiliser, increasing the seeding output of the Focus by 40 per cent. The TerraGrip tine system creates a deep loosened area and fertiliser can be placed shallow, deep or 50/50. The tine cultivation frame can be replaced with the DiscSystem to create a compact rotary disc harrow. As an additional option to the TurboDisc double disc coulter, the new TurboEdge tine coulter can be specified.

Vintage auction grosses over £1.2M Over £1.2M-worth of classic and vintage tractors, motorbikes, vehicles, automobilia and collectors’ items were sold at Cheffins’ Cambridge Vintage Sale at Sutton, near Ely on 24th October 2020. Of the over 200 classic tractors available, there was an 80 per cent sale rate, with the highest price paid on the day being £53,000

for a Saunderson Model G, dating back to 1917. This was followed by £43,460 for a rare model of a Weeks-Dungey Patent ‘Simplex’ early tractor which dates back to 1915. Similarly, a 1941 Roadless Standard N crawler tractor was sold for £24,910, well above its estimate of £15,000–£16,000. Another fantastic price on the day saw a 1976 Ford 7000 topping out at £27,336.

In addition, there were 36 classic motorbikes on offer, which achieved a healthy 75 per cent sale rate. The next Cheffins Vintage Sale will take place on 24th April 2021.

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News in brief Surprise rodenticide resistance results prompt alert to farmers Farmers are advised that the spread of rats against which some rodenticides don't work has taken a “surprising and troubling” turn, according to Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use chairman Dr Alan Buckle. New 2019/2020 survey results show not only that 74 per cent of rats analysed carried a resistance gene but, of those studied, one in five had two different genes in widespread locations.

“Although one such rat was found in 2017, this is the first time in the UK that ’hybrid-resistance’ has been found on this scale," says Dr Buckle. “A critical upshot is that farmers, along with gamekeepers and pest controllers, should avoid using rodenticides that don’t work where resistance exists or resistance-busters where they’re not necessary.” Other recent CRRU research finds 58 per cent of

professional pest controllers say they are “not very” or “not at all” concerned about resistance. ”This research also identified that one-third of farmers couldn’t recall brand names of rodenticides they use, and only 28 per cent claimed to know the active ingredient,” Dr Buckle comments. The resistance report is available at thinkwildlife.org/ downloads.

Mazzotti updates self-propelled sprayers for 2021

Mazzotti’s MAF range of self-propelled sprayers has been updated and extended for 2021. For 2021 the existing MAF 2580 (2,500-litre capacity), 3180 (3,000-litre) and 3580 (3,500-litre) models will feature multiple

upgrades, including a new solution system, a new wider range of spray booms, John Deere spray controls and a new John Deere-sourced operator station. The MAF range will also see the addition of a new compact high-capacity machine – the MAF 4080. This features a chassis with a longer wheelbase to enable the larger 4000-litre solution tank to be carried, while maintaining the ideal 50/50 weight distribution achieved by the smaller MAF models.

All four models are powered by a 175hp fourcylinder Stage 5 John Deere engine. The 2021 Mazzotti MAF range will be fitted with the M-Spray solution system, adopted from John Deere’s range of trailed and selfpropelled sprayers. Mazzotti self-propelled sprayers are available from selected John Deere dealers, including Ripon Farm Services, P Tuckwell, Ben Burgess, Farol, Cornthwaite Group and Rea Valley Tractors.

Compact TMR mixer offers milk yield benefits A new version of the BvL V-Mix mixer wagon, which has been specifically designed for use with Compact TMR, is attracting much interest. Compact TMR offers a more consistent ration as it is impossible for the dry components of the forage to be separated out from the rest of the mix, either during the feeding-out process or by

the cow pre-sorting, resulting in yield improvements of up to 2-litres/cow, plus potential improvements in milk quality, says BvL. Compact TMR versions are available for all models in the V-Mix range. To help achieve the accuracy and consistency needed for optimum results, BvL also launched a new app-based weighing and feed management system – the

V-Dairy Feeder TMR app – to use with the Compact TMR V-Mix. It allows information on the ration mix to be quickly and easily accessed.

PGRO to modernise 2020 variety data The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) will launch its first ever Descriptive List for pea and bean varieties in November. The new format replaces the Recommended List, which has been in existence for more than 35 years, publishing data on how prominent and novel pulse seeds have performed in independent trials. PGRO chief executive, Roger Vickers, commented: “Recommended Lists were established around 50 years ago, at a time when very little independent variety information was available. As the role of pulses in rotations has grown and evolved, we feel a Descriptive List is much more in line with modern grower requirements and will enable us to showcase a wider range of varieties to suit different systems.” He says the new format will replace a “heavily yieldfocused system”, providing growers with valuable independent data which encourages breeding innovation and market development.

Charity’s evolving strategy aims to reach more farming people As part of a new package of services designed to assist people in dealing with today’s complex challenges, RABI launched an online wellbeing community and counselling service for farming people across England and Wales on 19th October. The initiative features two distinct sites – Qwell.io/ rabi for adults, while Kooth.com/rabi is tailored to those aged 11–17. These safe and confidential online platforms are being delivered in partnership with a specialist online mental health provider. In addition, all users can access one-to-one counselling support from BACP-recognised, qualified professionals through a chat function. The practitioners are trained in different forms of counselling, allowing them to meet individual needs and preferences. “The launch of the online wellbeing community is a significant step towards achieving our vision that ‘no farmer should ever face adversity alone,’” commented Alicia Chivers, RABI’s chief executive.

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Looking ahead to spring cropping strategies for 2021 With more successful autumn drilling being completed this year compared to last, Farmers Guide asked some growers their thoughts for the spring 2021 season. Heather Briggs reports. Plans are to grow fewer spring crops in 2021, reveals Gloucestershirebased Overbury Farms manager Jake Freestone (pictured below). He expects to plant spring malting barley, for a contract with Coors, and quinoa. It will be his second year of growing quinoa, which gave reasonable results in 2020 despite difficult growing and harvesting conditions. In addition, spring crops on land rented out for fresh produce will include hand-picked peas, dwarf

usual being used for spring cropping than would normally happen.” The trend towards dry springs has influenced his decision to grow fewer spring crops, as he has found crops which have established over the winter to be better able to withstand dry conditions. “Of course, because of the benefits for our IPM strategy such as pest management and grassweed control, spring cropping still plays an important part in the rotation,” he says.

The sunflowers proved successful at gaining the farm positive PR, with walkers sharing pictures on social media.

French beans and beetroot. Spring peas have gone out of the rotation – they had some very good results, but also some very bad ones, averaging out around the break-even point. Mr Freestone says: “Last season’s wet autumn made drilling very difficult, resulting in a larger area than

“However, if things do not work out, we may include a summer fallow – which we had to try this year because of the challenges.” In the middle of June, 170ha of fallow land was seeded with a mixture of sunflower seeds, millet, rye, oats, berseem clover, crimson clover, stubble turnips, fodder radish,

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buckwheat, and lupins. “We drilled these multiple species with a view to improving the soil structure, sequestering carbon and laying down nitrogen.” The fallow has since been sprayed off and direct drilled with winter wheat, which established well, he reports. “The sunflowers proved very successful at gaining the farm some very positive PR, with lots of walkers sharing pictures of the crop on social media.” However, he notes, because of the need for warm soils and temperatures, it can be difficult to get sunflowers to establish, so they need a higher seed rate. “We may try growing a field of sunflowers next year for homesaved seed so we can then increase the seed rate to 15kg/ha and see if the crop works for us – perhaps as bird seed.” At the time of being interviewed in mid-October, Mr Freestone has already drilled 75 per cent of his winter beans. However, if the weather becomes really bad, he may be looking at other spring crops. “We always need an element of flexibility in what we do,” he iterates.

year’s plans for autumn drilling went awry because of the incessant wet weather, leaving the only option of spring-sown crops. In a normal year, due to the fact that he likes to spread risk, Mr Herd grows a number of different spring and winter-grown crops, so that if one crop does not do well, or prices are down, another will do well. Decisions on spring crops are also taken according to what will do well on his particular soils. This year he plans to plant 16ha of spring barley, 13ha of spring wheat, 16ha of spring beans and 16ha of sugar beet, renting out 9ha for potatoes. Sugar beet is one of Mr Herd’s go-to crops, which is grown on contract for British Sugar’s Wissington factory. “We have been growing sugar beet here for nearly 50 years and I find it works well as a break crop,” says Mr Herd. “Prior to the neonicotinoid ban, yields were over the 70t/ha threshold set by British Sugar and, although sometimes the sugars can be a little low, the average is 17–17.5 per cent.” The secret to his success is to hold back from drilling as long as possible, because the farm is only at sea-level height, and can get late frosts. This year, the crop went in at the end of April, received two fungicide applications and stayed green until the second half of September. His fertiliser strategy is to apply 187kg/ha of triple super phosphate (0.46.0) before drilling, followed by 125kg/ha as soon as it is drilled, followed by another 125kg/ha when there are two true leaves. In the past, it had been a real challenge to grow sugar beet on the acidic light black soil that was originally a boggy marsh, he reflects,




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needing an annual application of lime sludge to bring the pH level up. Although this old-fashioned method is no longer used, each year, before planting sugar beet, most of the land has a top-up of between 5–7.5t/ha of Limex as he still finds pockets that are acidic. “Having grown sugar beet for so long, we think we have developed a good understanding of how to get the most out of it. However, returns are lower than they were in the past and, now we do not have the option to use neonicotinoids, we may have to assess it again.” Other downsides he finds of sugar beet as a spring crop are that harvesting can make a mess of the land (and roads), and bulb fly larvae can be a challenge. “After sugar beet, we dare not drill between the second week of November and the end of January, so we tend to go for a spring wheat which is drilled from February onwards. “As the seed dressing protects for about six weeks, we are careful to time drilling so the product still has enough efficacy to keep it safe

from the bulb fly larvae.” When discussing other spring crops, he notes that experience has taught him the importance of break crops, as take-all has reared its head when two winter cereals have been grown consecutively. “We have chosen to grow spring beans next year, as they tend to do better than winter beans on our local soils. “Our spring barley crop for 2021 is aimed for the feed market, because the light black soil is too high in nitrogen for malting barley. “The weather in 2020 has meant we have lost yield – and therefore profit – across all the crops. “We have our plans set out, but we may have to adapt them according to the situations we face, and the need to spread the risk.”

Taking opportunities where they occur Spring barley, oats and spring beans are the spring crops of choice for former Nuffield Scholar Andrew Williamson, who farms near Bridgnorth in Shropshire. However, the area dedicated to spring cropping will be less than

last year, he says, adding that, if possible, spring beans will also go in this autumn/winter. Mr Williamson says: “Getting hold of winter beans is very difficult at the moment, and recommendations from PGRO suggest that spring beans planted opportunistically in mid-November, if the weather is nice, can do well.” Of the 320ha dedicated to arable farming, he estimates that this year’s spring cropping will cover about a third. “We would normally grow spring crops on 25 per cent of our land, but it is slightly higher this year because some big fields in our rotation will be put to spring cropping.” In fact, last season it made up two-thirds, because of the difficult conditions in autumn 2019, as happened with many other growers.

Building relationships with growers who have licences for niche crops has become an important part of the spring cropping strategy adopted by David Hoyles, farms director at G.H. Hoyles in Long Sutton, Lincolnshire (pictured below). The idea is to work smarter by working together, using his land and water availability. Based on weighing up risk and reward of growing sugar beet, he has decided that in 2021 sugar beet will come out of the rotation on the lighter silt land, to be replaced by winter wheat and niche crops. However, the decisions are not set in stone, and there is a need for flexibility. This is because the constant wet weather in October has led to a frustrating time for growers lifting

“We are on silty clay loam, which tends to run together if it gets wet,” he says, adding that although he uses direct drilling around 60 per cent of the time, there is still a need to retain some flexibility and uses as shallow a cultivation as possible to incorporate sewage cake. Reflecting on his 2020 spring planting, he notes that the spring barley – which was destined for malting – suffered the most with yield and quality. Spring oats did reasonably well, as did spring beans.

potatoes and drilling winter crops, as the sodden soils have made most tasks more difficult. Mr Hoyles says: “Final decisions on spring cropping will very much depend on progress this autumn. “Our decisions are based around soil health, risk and reward, and take into consideration threats such as climate change, Brexit and trade deals. “We have to mitigate the potential effects of these until we have more certainty.” FG 74525

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growers paid for the entire root of beet, the one-year contract for 2021 is offered at £20.30 per adjusted tonne, and the three-year

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Achieving the best establishment when growing spring barley

The area of spring barley has increased significantly over the past few years, says the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC). For many, this has been the result of wet weather affecting the sowing of autumn cereals. For others, barley has proved to be a useful crop in controlling black-grass. One of the attractions of spring barley is that it is seen as a low input crop. However, with a short growing season, it is vital that the

combine, closer inspection usually shows a range of problems. These include small seeds, broken, shrivelled or diseased seeds, weed seeds, awns, bits of straw, and even bits of wood, stone and metal – all of which threaten the establishment of the future crop, and need to be remedied before sowing. Some farmers have questioned the need for a seed treatment in the spring. However, there can be significant risks associated with drilling untreated seed. Seedborne disease is becoming more widespread and, once on the farm, it can be difficult to eradicate. If planning to sow untreated seed, it is vital to get it tested for disease first. The key diseases to test for in spring barley include loose smut, leaf stripe, net blotch and fusarium. When testing, it is important to thoroughly sample the seed first. Disease is not normally evenly spread in a heap of grain – it tends to be in hotspots, as is the case in the field. Testing typically costs in excess of £100 per sample for a package of analysis. Often the tests will show the need to treat the seed anyway,

barley gets off to the best possible start. There is usually no good second chance to establish a spring-sown crop. The most cost-effective way of establishing a good crop of spring barley is to use farm-saved seed, resulting in a saving of typically around £80–£100/t, says the NAAC. When farm-saving seed, it is important to have it professionally cleaned, graded and treated. Although spring barley in the barn may look clean off the

so testing does not always save money. The other factor to bear in mind is that even if the seed is disease-free, the soil certainly is not. Most soils contain a wide range of diseases that can cause the seed to rot or grow less vigorously in the field, such as fusarium. The cost of using a standard seed treatment is not as much as you might think, so the savings to be made by cutting this out are not that worthwhile in most cases. The other major factor to consider is crop nutrition. Spring barley sometimes struggles to get going especially in a dry spring and often has a poor rooting structure compared to autumn-sown crops. Crop establishment can be greatly improved by using seed treatments which contain Manganese and/or amino acids and phosphites. These products provide vital nutrition to get the crop going until it has a well-developed rooting structure of its own to seek out nutrition from the soil. An NAAC Mobile Seed Processor can assist you in getting your spring barley crop off to the best possible start, the company says. FG

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Is there a real market for specialist spring cropping?

With the loss of neonics sending OSR out of favour as a break crop, and more unpredictable weather leading to a dearth of winter plantings in the last couple of years, could one of the more niche spring cropping options be ready to take a prominent place in the rotation? Rachel Hicks reports. At this year’s Cereals LIVE event, consumer interest in different grains, healthy proteins and green energy were cited as the driving force behind the opening up of new specialist crop markets, which was discussed in depth in a webinar chaired by Matt Culley, of the NFU Crops Board.

Contracts are key Premium Crops managing director Andrew Probert (pictured below) was the first speaker, with the company’s dominant business being specialty crops – in particular, canary seed, linseed and red wheat. According to Mr Probert, alternative crops is

Generally, specialist crops are not a commodity, they’re not freely traded.

a fairly old-fashioned term and relates to any crop which is not mainstream, feed wheat or feed barley – in essence, commodity crops with no added value, therefore Premium Crops prefers the term ‘specialist cropping’. He suggests that a pertinent question for growers is, ’what are your expectations when growing a specialist crop?’ “Generally, specialist crops are not a commodity, they’re not freely traded,” he explains. “Often the market sizes are small – some of these crops might only be a few hundred tonnes per year, but they still have significant value and it’s up to the individual growers to make enquiries with the specialist companies like ours to see what the opportunities are out there.” In his experience, with a small market size, often customers are looking for contracted production. This helps to make the

supply relatively tight, and it also means they are not over-producing. Being on contract, you are assured that that particular product is going to find a market. One thing Mr Probert says cannot be stressed enough is that, when growing specialist crops in the UK, we are often displacing imported material. In order to do that, the quality is absolutely paramount. “For example, with canary seed, our buyers are wanting whole seed – they don’t want straw or ergot in it,” he comments. While some producers may argue that the birds won’t mind, Mr Probert points out that the buyers certainly will. Another consideration is that, with a relatively small market, there isn’t the opportunity to move all the product in September, at the grower’s convenience. “A lot of contracts may be for 12–18 months’ supply, in which case we have to manage the offtake of the material from farm to that particular customer – different to when you’re producing a commodity crop,” he iterates. So, what’s in it for the grower? Improved rotational profitability is the key – not individual gross crop margins, reckons Mr Probert. The primary message here is that contracts are vital, because they ensure you have the right varieties, agronomic back-up, and the confidence that the crop will be produced to the customer’s specification.

Demand for British Also speaking at the webinar was Agrii innovation crops product manager, Skye Van Heysen (right). In Mr Van Heysen’s opinion, there’s clearly a demand from the UK consumer for wanting to buy British and, given that 47 per cent

Field of naked oats.

of our food is sourced from abroad, he points out that there’s also the opportunity to address this while increasing self-sustainability in UK agriculture. With trends towards flexitarian, vegetarian and vegan diets apparent, Agrii aims to rise to these challenges while improving rotational options and potential on-farm profitability at the same time. One crop they have been trialling is naked oats. Like husked oats, it’s a white straw break crop, with low variable costs. The only difference between naked and husked oats is that naked oats lose their husk during combining. Mr Van Heysen and his team have put a lot of R&D work into naked oats. While he says there are no silver bullets yet, he comments that it is reasonable to expect gross margins to become competitive as an alternative break crop option. When asked recently for an update on the latest oat trials, Mr Van Heysen said that some valuable lessons had been learnt. Firstly, soil structure is critical because, although oats have an impressive fibrous root structure, they do not have the ability to break through soil pans. His best advice would be to walk your fields with a spade and see if there are any underlying problems. Another note he shared was that, although possibly counterintuitive to most growing systems, spraying to keep the crop clean when disease appears visually absent has delivered marginal yield improvements and better specific weight results. All of this has been trialled against a more traditional way of growing oats and it has delivered positive return on investment. Another potential opportunity that Mr Van Heysen discussed during the webinar was chickpeas. He reckons the UK market is quite substantial, and Agrii has trialled a series of different continued over…

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varieties across a few years. Recently, the team decided to put pilot crops in the ground, to find out what happens when you move beyond a trial plot, and actually put some serious acreage in the ground. He is keen to point out, however, that there are some key agronomic issues which need to be addressed such as maturity, and one learning from this last season is that chickpeas are totally unsuited to heavy ground due to the moisture level required. Trials are continuing and knowledge being extended in order to address these issues. Mr Van Heysen’s final comment is that


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combinability and marketability are paramount, and in order to make a break crop sustainable on a farm scale, growers need to be able to use the current on-farm equipment and not have to invest in specialist equipment. Farmers Guide also spoke with Soya UK managing director David McNaughton (pictured far right), who discussed the alternative spring crops that he feels to be on the rise right now.

shops. The chief market for millet in the UK is the birdseed sector, although there is also interest from the bakery sector. Market size is the limiting factor, with a maximum possible UK-grown tonnage of around 10,000t. Traditionally, this would be supplied with either French, Ukrainian or Chinese millet, but recent years have seen the development of UK millet production, he reckons. With yields ranging from 2.5–4.7t/ha, an average yield is usually around 3–3.5t/ha. This means there is often a few thousand acres of contract available, but the size of the market is a limiting factor, and it is common for contract providers to be oversubscribed with potential growers. Millet has a number of advantages in that it is very easy to grow, will grow virtually anywhere, including on poor soil, and is highly resistant to any pests or diseases. Agronomy is very straightforward and usually consists of sowing the crop, giving it some N, and killing the weeds with some basic approved broadleaf herbicides. With a late sowing window of early May, it is often seen as a “get out of jail” crop, Mr McNaughton says, with it often being used to patch in failed oilseed rape.

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Arable farm is nitrogen fertiliser, and one of the most effective ways of reducing fertiliser use on farm is to grow leguminous crops. Soya is a very good nitrogen-fixer, plus, because soya is rotationally compatible with peas and beans, growers can continue their normal pea or bean acreage whilst adding soya as an additional legume. This is very good news for growers, since increasing the area of legumes on farm will be a key part of ELMS management. “With the backing of Naturasoy, and UK soya commanding a decent non-GM premium, the gross margins stack up well. This, along with the agronomic developments, and the rotational benefit of soya makes it a new option worth looking at for many arable farmers,” comments Mr McNaughton.

Green shoots for lupins According to Mr McNaughton, lupins are an excellent break crop, but have been dogged over the years by two distinct problems – namely weed control and lack of markets. Thankfully there are some green shoots of hope on both these fronts, making lupins potentially more viable.   On agronomy, the situation has been improved by the crop now having a range of approved pre-emergence herbicides, and the presence of an EAMU for the use of Lentagran post-emergence. This means that lupins now have a weed control

programme that is at least as good as spring beans. The other issue is a lack of market. This has been the major limiting factor for lupins over the years, but recently Frontier has been placing contracts for lupins for the fish feed market, giving it a slight boost.

With the backing of Naturasoy, and UK soya commanding a decent non-GM premium, the gross margins stack up well. The crop is productive and gross margins would be attractive for growers. If the market was there, lupins would be a popular crop in the arable regions of the UK. Also, like soya, lupins are effective nitrogenfixers, and they are rotationally compatible with other legumes, so potentially a key part of ELMS management. For livestock farmers who are looking for a soya replacement, then lupins could be the perfect answer for this, Mr McNaughton reckons. They produce a high-quality protein which is capable of replacing the quality amino-acids normally associated with soya meal. “With no need for a market, the home-use grower can really benefit from growing this crop,” he concludes. FG


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Long-term returns and reduced risk with miscanthus

Farmers and landowners are being urged to consider maximising returns and reducing risk with miscanthus – a renewable energy crop with a rising market demand. Produced for an increased number of markets, including renewable power generation, livestock bedding, domestic fuels and many more, the crop thrives on unproductive farm land and guarantees returns on long-term contracts, promising a move away from the price volatility associated with more traditional agricultural markets, says miscanthus specialist, Terravesta.

Terravesta works with growers to facilitate planting, provide agronomic support, secure markets, and offers long-term index-price-linked contracts. The company is looking for growers to plant its own Terravesta Performance Hybrids in spring 2021, to meet increased demand. The perennial energy crop can grow to heights of up to 12ft and has the potential to yield 15t/ha, which

could give the farmer a return of £900/ha after establishment costs have been paid back. Terravesta Performance Hybids provide an average net profit of £558/ha over 15 years, the company claims. “Miscanthus is ideally suited to lower grade, unproductive marginal land,” says Terravesta chairman, William Cracroft-Eley. “It’s a lowinput, high-output option, and once established, no fertiliser is required, as the rhizome recycles nitrogen back into the soil.” The company is looking for more growers to help meet the increased demand from whole bale power stations and emerging markets. “We’re offering growers 10-year retail price index-linked contracts,” says Mr Cracroft-Eley. “Markets for large-scale heat and power generation are growing, and there are exciting second-generation markets emerging from biorefining miscanthus for advanced end-uses, including degradable bio-plastics, pharmaceuticals, bio-ethanol and biogas production, as well as fibre uses for construction, materials and furniture.”

The firm is also progressing a standardised approach to measuring and auditing miscanthus carbon storage, enabling farmers to have a framework for carbon trading. Earlier this year, a report from the Committee on Climate Change, entitled ‘Land use: Policies for a net zero UK’ states that expanding biomass crops by around 23,000ha each year would deliver 2MtCO2e emissions savings in the land sector and an extra 11 MtCO2e from the harvested biomass when used for construction or bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), for example. Terravesta is working with plant scientists to develop new miscanthus Performance Hybrids, aiming to further build on the improvements of the rhizome-based variety Terravesta Athena launched by the firm in 2019, with the added benefit of being cultivated from seed. “This will mean that new markets for the crop will need to continue to develop,” adds Mr Cracroft-Eley. The deadline for securing spring 2021 miscanthus planting long-term contracts is 30th November 2020. FG 75406

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Farm-scale approach to cover crop research After 10 years of experimenting, cover crops have become an essential part of the farming operation for one Suffolk grower, who is now helping fine-tune their on-farm application through the Hutchinsons Helix Farm initiative. The benefits of cover crops to soil health and farming systems are widely recognised, but getting the best results on individual farms often still involves some trial and error. It is one reason agronomy firm Hutchinsons continues researching ways to optimise cover crop use at its regional trial sites around the country, and at its new Helix Technology Farms; gaining vital knowledge to pass onto farmers. One farm involved is GD Jewers & Son, Wood Hall Farm, near Rattlesden, Suffolk, which recently became the Helix East demonstration farm, providing a regional ‘testbed’ for ideas and technologies developed through the national Helix programme.

for facilitating autumn and spring drilling, especially in wet seasons. “Green cover seems to be paramount in direct drilling systems. We’ve seen before where stubbles are open with more bare soil, such as after beans, the soil surface can get very wet, making the soil stick to drill components, and ultimately block,” explains Mr Jewers. “Having more roots in the ground conditions the soil and helps to achieve a better tilth. Growing, cover crops are also putting carbon into the soil and hopefully mopping up some nitrogen.” Further benefits include reducing erosion and improving organic matter, he adds. “Previously, we tried increasing organic matter through

Growing organic matter is probably slower, but is hopefully more effective longer-term. Integrated crop management (ICM) is central to the Helix project, so the 385ha farm provided the perfect fit, given its focus on soil health and sustainable crop rotations, which includes extensive use of cover, catch and companion crops in a direct drilling system. Most of the farm is mediumbodied Hanslope series clay loam, which behaves more like heavy land, so cover crops are key to improving soil health and resilience, says farmer Tom Jewers (pictured above). They have also proved invaluable

adding extra, but we don’t have livestock so there isn’t a ready supply of manure. We’ve tried compost, but found it was sometimes not well composted and contained a lot of plastic. Spreading can also create wheelings, which goes against what we’re trying to achieve. “Growing organic matter is probably slower, but is hopefully more effective longer-term.”

Tailoring cover crop solutions Mr Jewers says cover cropping is a very personal choice that depends

on what works for individual farms, soil types and end goals. “We’ve spent 10 years trying different things, from spinning mustard on before ploughing for sugar beet, to the current situation where we cover crop everything before spring crops and use catch crops before some autumn-sown crops.” Spring cropping accounts for around one-fifth of the long (6-8 years) and varied rotation at Wood Hall Farm, with cover crops used to protect and enhance soil over winter. “We try to establish cover straight behind the combine, usually on winter wheat land going into spring malting barley,” says Mr Jewers. Several approaches to establishment have been tried, including using the farm’s Weaving GD direct drill. However, this proved relatively slow and the ‘hairpin’ effect of discs pushing into crop residues can make it harder to achieve good seed-to-soil contact. “It works okay for larger seed sown a bit deeper, allowing the discs to cut through the straw, but small seed has to go in shallow, so can end up sitting amongst straw rather than soil,” he comments His favoured approach is to broadcast seed with an ATVmounted Stocks pelleter and follow this with a straw rake and roll, or shallow cultivation with a Cultipress and roll to maximise soil contact. “The Cultipress works well, but this year the straw rake and rolling actually gave better establishment, which may be because we didn’t lose any moisture by not moving the soil. A 7.5m rake at 24kph also makes it a very quick process.”

Tailored mix Mr Jewers prefers to use several different species in his cover crop mix, built around four core ingredients of oil radish (for its strong rooting that opens soil structure), vetch (nitrogen fixation), buckwheat (mobilises soil phosphorus) and phacelia (fibrous rooting). Additions this season include berseem clover as another nitrogen-fixer and mustard for its rapid growth. “We may also ‘bulk up’ the mix with linseed and oilseed rape as we want a lot of plants and roots per square metre, so are typically sowing 300 seeds/m2.” Using a varied mix spreads the risk associated with establishment conditions not suiting a particular species and brings a range of benefits and root structures. Mr Jewers says cover must be terminated early enough to allow green material to die back and let the surface dry before drilling. “We’ve found that spraying off in December, or January at the latest, is about right but, knowing what our drill is capable of, I may try leaving some green cover for longer to see if there’s any benefit.”

Catch crops A simpler approach is taken to short-duration catch crops grown between harvest and drilling winter wheat. These tend to be based on volunteer oilseed rape, or homesaved rape or linseed established in the same way as cover crops. Cover is usually sprayed off with glyphosate just before drilling, thereby leaving more green material to drill through than after over-

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winter cover crops. “In the wet conditions last year, and at times this autumn, we’ve found the drill could only travel where there was green cover, otherwise the soil was too wet.” When neonicotinoid seed dressings were banned, he admits to having concerns that green catch crops could provide a “green bridge” for increasing aphid risk in following cereals, but believes this can be mitigated by drilling later and by having more beneficial insects. “Slugs have been a problem, but always have been on this land,” he notes. These are tackled with integrated controls, including the stubble rake, pelleting and encouraging natural predators, such as carabid beetles.

Companion crops Companion cropping a mix of vetch and buckwheat with oilseed rape is something else Mr Jewers has been trying for four years as a way of reducing the risks from cabbage stem flea beetle. The companion crop is sown at the same time as oilseed rape using a separate seed hopper on the drill. As it emerges with the crop, it theoretically disguises it by masking the volatiles oilseed rape produces, therefore reducing CSFB infestations. It can also attract beneficial insects. Results to date have been somewhat mixed though, and more research is needed. This season, Helix East co-ordinator Rob Jewers has therefore established a split field trial comparing the farm’s standard companion crop against a buckwheat and berseem clover companion crop and an untreated

control of oilseed rape alone. “It’s been a relatively low pressure year for CSFB, so currently all three plots look pretty good,” says Rob Jewers. “But we’ll monitor them through the season and also look to see if there’s any benefit from the buckwheat making more phosphorus available in the soil.”

Cover crop research Other Helix research is looking in more detail at over-winter cover crop mixes, comparing the farm standard against the new Hutchinsons mixes, MaxiRooter and MaxiN, again taking a whole-farm approach by splitting a 6ha field into the three treatments. MaxiRooter includes species designed to maximise rooting and biomass growth, capturing as much nutrition as possible, whereas MaxiN contains more leguminous species to fix atmospheric nitrogen, explains Rob Jewers. The first biomass assessments done using satellite imagery in late September confirm notably higher biomass in the farm standard and MaxiRooter mixes – however, this may be partly due to the clover in the MaxiN mix being slower to establish, he notes. Plots will be monitored and assessed throughout the season, to evaluate the long-term impact on biomass growth, soil health, fertility (particularly soil mineral nitrogen) and also any effects on the establishment, growth, nutrition and final yield/quality of the following spring barley crop. This will include crop tissue analysis, and an innovative new method of soil analysis to measure crop available nutrients. FG

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Despite low disease pressure, fungicide trials suggest impressive yield response With 33 varieties out of 38 showing economic responses to fungicides in trials undertaken at Bayer’s Long Sutton, Lincolnshire site last season, it is yet another indicator of fungicide positive health properties. KWS Extase 15th July 2020


This year’s data follows a similar result for the 2018/19 season. A site prone to sea frets saw little moisture in the spring of 2019, and septoria only got going after rain in late May. Yellow rust only troubled susceptible varieties, and only during the early part of the season. Yet, despite this, mean yield responses were well into the 2t/ha mark. The spring of 2020 was drier than the previous one and disease pressure even lower, possibly being the lightest for disease pressure on record. Septoria was almost absent, and early season yellow rust pressure was checked by prolonged dry weather, fungicides and adult plant resistance. For the 38 varieties in trial during the 2019/20 season, yield increases over untreated averaged 1.75t/ha. That is partly due to early yellow rust pressure early on, with the likes of Dunston, Kinteic and Kerrin delivering yield increases in the 5t/ha mark – a seven-fold return for a fungicide investment of approximately £100/ha. But that isn’t the whole story. Site


manager Darren Adkins (pictured below) acknowledges that the highest responses came for those varieties that carried higher levels of yellow rust early in the season and his surprise at seeing the disease in varieties like Spotlight and Saki. But he points to yield responses of over 1t/ha with Siskin, Firefly and Graham – varieties with good resilience to septoria and yellow rust. “With a T0 of Savannah (tebuconazole) and Aviator (prothioconazole + bixafen) and Ascra (prothioconazole + bixafen + fluopyram) at T1 and T2 respectively, it was a strong septoria and yellow rust programme, and that clearly helped. But that doesn’t fully explain the positive responses in varieties with high septoria and yellow rust ratings. It means something must be at hand and I feel this is down to physiological effects.” That’s a plausible explanation when you look at the rainfall for spring 2020. After 4mm of rain fell on March 18th, rain gauges remained empty for the next eight weeks. Mr Adkins doesn’t know if it is a site record but it is the driest


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New operating concept proves simple and practical Fendt’s new FendtONE operating concept brings a new appearance and new control hardware to its tractors. David Williams tried it out. FendtONE was launched at Agritechnica last year, and preproduction examples were displayed a few months later at Lamma. The system includes new displays, a revised control layout and a new main joystick, and the first tractors to have it are the latest 300- and 700-series. The first of these arrived in the UK in early autumn and an exclusive press demonstration was arranged on a Nottinghamshire arable farm in mid-October. Externally, the latest 300-series and 700-series tractors look little different to their predecessors – but inside the cab a lot has changed, from the control joystick and dashboard screen on base-specification tractors to an array of up to three Fendt displays in top Profi+ specification models.

300-series The latest 300-series includes four models, similar to before, but with a more powerful 314 Vario at the top-end. Power is from Agco Power 4.4-litre, 4-cyl engines with SCR (Adblue) plus a passive DPF and a DOC to meet Stage 5 emissions standards. An electronically controlled Visctronic fan helps reduce fuel consumption and the CVT transmission achieves 40kph at only 1,450rpm. The engine idle speed reduces when the tractor is left running with no load. The tractors have rated outputs of 100–132hp, and maximum

power from 113–142hp, but the top 314 Vario also has up to 10hp extra available through DynamicPerformance. Fendt product demonstrator Peter Henson explained that the extra power through DynamicPerformance is provided intelligently when sensors detect that ancillary equipment such as air conditioning, lights, cooling system or hydraulic circuits are eating into the 142hp that should be available through the hitch or PTO. The extra power is delivered progressively rather being simply on or off, and examples of situations when it offers maximum benefit for users include stationary PTO operations such as driving a mixer-wagon, or cultivating on a hot day when demand on the cooling system is high and the air conditioning is on maximum. Simply put, DynamicPerformance means that the 314 Vario can maintain its 142hp performance level whether the ancillary services are operating or not.

This doesn’t have touch operation to avoid users being tempted to reach through the steering wheel. An adjustable multi-function armrest is standard, with a keypad including five assignable keys with colour coding indicating their chosen functions. The new multi-function joystick allows proportional control of hydraulic functions and includes five freely assignable buttons. The control panel also includes two engine speed memory buttons, two cruise control speeds and cruise control speed adjustment through a roller on the main joystick.

What’s included? The Power specification comes with mechanical cab suspension and manually adjusted mirrors. Air conditioning is standard now from the base Power specification upward, and automatic climate control is an option. Profi and Profi+ variants are available with mechanical or selflevelling pneumatic cab suspension

and have electrically controlled and heated mirrors. The cabs come with extra storage and there is an advanced infotainment system which also includes hands-free phone operation.

Straightforward controls Power versions don’t come with a touchscreen, but a 12in terminal is an option on Profi models, and standard on Profi+. A second roof-mounted 12in terminal can also be added with the same functionality as the main terminal, allowing the user to select which information is provided on which of the displays. This retracts into the roof leaving the lower half of the screen permanently visible, but for complex operations and implements it can be lowered allowing the full screen area to be viewed. The 10in dashboard display shows only basic tractor information currently, but GPS guidance will be added during 2021. However, to comply with road transport continued over…

New control system There are three specification levels – Power, Profi and Profi+ – and all have the same VisioPlus cab with a curved top to the front screen, maximising the view for loader work. Replacing the previous dashboard in all variants is a 10in LCD display controlled by a push-dial and hotkeys. Up to three displays can be used to monitor performance and set-up and operate implements.

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regulations, the dashboard screen always displays the travel speed too. Headland management is available on Profi and Profi+ versions, as well as Isobus implement control. Those purchasing Profi+ models also gain VarioActive superimposed steering and the basic Fendt Guide, while options for Profi+ include ContourAssistant, an Agronomy module with Task Doc documentation and Task Manager control. Telemetry is a further option through Fendt Connect.

Hydraulic performance Hydraulic upgrades include all-electric valve control even for the Power specification. This allows flow rates and timings to be set from the cab. Options include four rear valves, or three at the rear and one at the front, and external controls are standard. With hydraulics upgraded to 110-litres/min through a load-sensing pump - double-acting Comfort front hydraulic linkage can also be specified with position and load-relief control. Hydraulic settings are adjusted through the 10in display and adjacent rotary control dial. For Profi and Profi+ models a 110-litre/min load-sensing pump is standard and up to three valves at the rear and one at the front is a new option.

700 Vario-series The 700 Vario-series is in its sixth generation and the biggest change to the latest models is the all-new control layout provided by FendtONE. The series includes six models in four specification variants including Power, Power+, Profi and Profi+. The latest models have all been able to meet Stage 5 emissions standards through minor software tweaks. Standard specification is slightly higher than for the 300 Vario-series, and the base Power version comes with FendtONE armrest and multifunction joystick, and the option of a Crossgate lever for extra functionality. A 10in dashboard display and a 12in armrest-mounted touch terminal are standard. Power+ allows a choice of the Crossgate lever or a 3L joystick. The 3L (three layers) joystick includes nine controls which can each be programmed for up to three different functions depending on the mode selected, allowing up to 27 functions to be controlled in total. Upgrading from Power to Power+ also adds basic guidance including Fendt Guide, Machine Control through Isobus and further upgrade options include the basic Agronomics package, basic

telemetry, SectionControl and VariableRateControl. Profi allows the addition of a second 12in display terminal in the roof liner and includes Isobus Machine Control as standard equipment. Basic telemetry is an option. The top Profi+ version also includes Basic guidance with Fendt Guide, a basic Agronomics package, telemetry, Machine Control through Isobus while SectionControl and VariableRateControl are upgrade options.

On-board and Off-board As well as providing a new operating concept, FendtONE is designed to bring together the On-board cab environment and the Off-board world – which is basically anywhere with an internet connection. The objective is to optimise data sharing between the farm office and the tractor. This includes high complexity work planning information such as sharing field layouts and waylines, and it also allows precise task records to be sent back to the farm office on completion. Further functionality will be added later, but Fendt says its intention is to create a comprehensive machinery and fleet management system rather than to develop a full farm management package, and Fendt’s system will offer benefits for sizes and types of farm. An exclusive feature of Fendt’s system is that, whether it is accessed through the tractor display, a mobile app, or using a desktop, its appearance is similar. This makes it easy for operators or managers to plan the day’s activities and field operating strategies in the office, then send them to the tractor ready to be actioned later. It also makes it easy to issue clear instructions and to avoid errors.

Practical test drive For the test drive, Fendt provided a 314 Vario Profi+ and a 724 Vario Profi+, both equipped with the full complement of three screens. The Fendt 314 Vario was working with an elderly 3m Shakaerator and the 724 Vario was hitched to an Amazone Catros 6m cultivator. The 10in dashboard display was clear and logically laid out with a default display indicating engine and travel speeds using the full screen. Selecting alternative displays for the main central area pushed essential travel speed and engine performance information to the two ends of the display so these remained in clear view. The menus were simple and logical and any area for set-up could be selected using the rotary switch within

The cab retains a Fendt feel but the control concept is new.

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 All tractors equipped with FendtONE have a completely new 10in LCD display replacing the previous conventional dashboard. Display modes are set and adjustments are made using a rotary switch.

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just a few clicks. The screen remained crystal clear and free of glare even in the bright sun, and the rotary switch was easy to use when travelling on uneven ground. The main control armrest proved comfortable and all the switches were within easy reach. The assignable switches have default settings, when a symbol for the relevant operation is displayed. Selecting an alternative use for switches removes the symbol, but they illuminate in different colours indicating the area of operation. This

helps the user check at a glance the programmed switch functions. The 12in display is also very clear and can be operated by touch or by a rotary switch – which is better suited to operation on bumpy ground. Various display layout templates can be selected, and any display subject area can be dragged and dropped in any of the display sections. If the operator attempts to create a layout using an unsuitable display template, this is highlighted for correction. A handy feature is that the operator can include similar information on both 12in screens, making it easier to keep an eye on task management whether looking forward, or back at the implement.

New joystick The main control joystick is completely new, and although rumours have circulated widely on social media suggesting that Fendt’s latest joystick doesn’t move, this isn’t the case. The joystick operates just as The main joystick is new and includes a large base which doubles as a hand rest. It operates as before, but also includes a large number of freely assignable controls. Both demonstration tractors also had the secondary 3L joystick, with control for up to 27 functions.

The Fendt 314 Vario provided for the demonstration features DynamicPerformance, which provides up to 10hp extra to compensate for demand from ancillaries such as air conditioning and the engine cooling system.

before, but the new design includes a wide flared base which supports the operator’s hand and also helps maintain a suitable position to easily use all the function buttons. This proved very comfortable during several hours of field work and is an improvement on the previous popular design. The new separate 3L joystick is, in effect, two joysticks in one, as a miniature directional switch on top of the main joystick provides joystick functionality using the thumb. It wasn’t needed during the demonstration but appeared comfortable and would be ideal for yard work including loader tasks.

Save profiles Although the large number of assignable controls create thousands of potential control permutations, once users have found preferred set-up profiles these can be stored for particular tasks. This means that when similar tasks are carried out in future the relevant profile has only to be selected and the preferred settings are applied accordingly.

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base of the joystick which allows very fine adjustment. Peter described FendtONE as the next step in the evolution of agricultural communications between the field and farm, and he said Fendt’s new operating concept is being well received by potential operators. “Most of those who have tried it so far have praised the logical and uncluttered layout and its simple operation,” he commented. “Fendt tractors often have a reputation for being complex to drive, but that is mainly from people who have never used them, and they are actually very straightforward but extremely capable. Although the operating system is completely new, it retains

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Latest spec tractors bring performance improvements Farmers Guide tried out Kubota’s latest M7003 tractors, carrying out cultivations on a Staffordshire farm. David Williams reports. The launch of Kubota’s more powerful M7-series tractors in 2015 introduced the brand as an option for many mixed and arable farms for the first time, and also meant it had to compete in a popular size segment against more established brands. Kubota’s strong reputation for reliability and quality has helped attract a network of good dealers, and the bright orange tractors are gaining market share. Manufactured in France, Kubota’s M7-series tractors are now in their third generation and, while updates were needed to meet the latest Stage 5 emissions requirements, the latest tractors also include additional functions and features, improving productivity and ease of use. The M7003 line-up includes three models – the 130hp M7133 and the 150hp M7153 – each with 20hp extra power boost available, and the flagship 170hp M7173 with an extra 5hp when the PTO is engaged at any travel speed, or without the PTO engaged at over 2kph. Although the M7003’s power outputs are the same as previous M7002 models, revised engine performance characteristics provide a constant power band from 1,800–2,100rpm, with maximum power at 1,900rpm. All use SCR (AdBlue) with a diesel particulate filter to achieve Stage 5 compliance, and there is no exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). The diesel particulate filter requires cleaning only after 6,000–7,000 working hours. Each model is available as KVT Terramatic (CVT), or with standard powershift transmission.

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Kubota favours long-stroke engines running at relatively low speeds, and torque for the M7003 series remains constant between 1,200–1,600rpm, with maximum at 1,500rpm. The 6.1-litre, 4-cyl power units were developed specially for the M7



series tractors, but were used in de-rated form previously for the smaller MGX range. The engines have the highest cubic capacity in their tractor size category, and are the largest 4-cylinder power units used currently, but Kubota favours them over 6-cylinder alternatives as they are shorter allowing better tractor manoeuvrability and they also make it easier to meet the emissions regulations. However, Kubota claims that the engine characteristics, and especially the long-stroke design, results in torque levels similar to competitor 6-cylinder power units. Included in the new model specifications are updates to the powershift transmission. The six gear, five range system is as before, but it now comes with Xpress restart, which is a brake-to-stop system, disengaging the clutch automatically when the brake pedal is depressed. This is an advantage for repetitive stop-start tasks such as baling or loader work, and also during headland turns. Variable rate steering is also new, and a £2,800 option on the latest models, which also makes the tractor auto-steer ready. This allows the user to select the number of steering wheel rotations needed to turn the wheels lock-to-lock, and provides 20, 40 or 60 per cent rate advantage. At 60 per cent, full lock is achieved within just 1.5 steering wheel rotations while travelling forward, and 2.4 turns when reversing. The system automatically disengages if the travel speed exceeds 18kph forward or 12kph in reverse, then re-engages at lower speeds. Above 25kph, the system disengages

Farmers Guide tried the latest Kubota M7173 powershift and KVT models.

completely, and has to be manually re-engaged when the tractor speed is reduced.

Hydraulic system upgrades Hydraulic system updates include assignable spool valves, allocated using the Tellus terminal, and allowing hand switch or joystick control. Up to six individual spool valves and controls can be fitted, of which one is also used for the pick-up hitch. Kubota has been manufacturing its own loaders, but now sources them from MX which has a respected reputation across Europe. The cab frame is similar to smaller MGX models although the interior is different, and it offers a very low 72db noise level. Tractor set-up and monitoring is through either 7in (standard on powershift) or 12in (standard on KVT models) Tellus Go touch terminals and basic Isobus is standard as is GPS position recording. Precision framing upgrades for the new models include AEF-certified Tractor Implement Management (TIM). This uses Isobus to provide twoway communication between the tractor and suitably equipped implements such as round balers, to automatically control the tractor’s speed and travel direction. Up to 20 different headland turn

sequences can be stored and two engine speed memories can be set, including for automatic selection during headland turns. The new M7003 tractors are available with new lighting options – from 10 halogen lights or 10 LED work lights, to a top 14 LED light package. Further options include automatic climate control and electrically adjusted and heated mirrors. Current M7-series tractor sales are equally split between powershift versions and KVT models, and most customers opt for the higher-speed 50kph transmission as well as axle and cab suspension, partly for increased residual value. The M7003 series starts at £95,000 for the M7133 with powershift. Fiveyear ownership packages are proving attractive, including finance of up to 50 per cent of RRP, and a 5-year, 3,000hour warranty as standard, with the option to upgrade to 5,000 hours for an additional cost. Service packages for fixed cost of ownership are also available. “Kubota has an excellent reputation, but components are also sourced from premium suppliers including Bosch, ZF, GKN and Waltersheid,” pointed out Kubota continued over…

Both tractors had the larger 12in Tellus touch terminal which made it easy to monitor and adjust hydraulic performance and functions. Controls are well laid out, and clearly labelled. The tractors were new, and the displays retained their protective plastic covers which caused reflection.

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product manager for agriculture Luke Sellwood. “As a new entrant to this tractor size class, all of our 650 M7-series UK tractor sales to date have been taken from other manufacturers, and we aren’t just looking at sales of one tractor – we want to supply the third and fourth additional tractors and replacements so everything has to be right.”

Test drive The test drive included several hours in the seats of an M7173 KVT working with a Shakaerator deep cultivator, and an M7173 with a powershift transmission operating a 6f Kverneland reversible plough. Cab access is good, with decent steps and a wide opening door. The steering wheel has a quick release foot pedal providing plenty of space to get into the seat and it returns to its previous set position. The cab is comfortable but functional with a tough rubber mat floor, and visibility all around is excellent as the four-pillar cab has very narrow corner posts and huge windows. The single piece front screen provides an unbroken view from the top to the cab floor on both sides of the bonnet. The cab is mounted forward of the

rear axle which contributes to a smooth ride, but the view down to the implement at the rear is also very good. Noise levels are low, and Kubota’s build quality means that there are no annoying squeaks or rattles at any engine speed. Setting up the hydraulic system is easy through logical menus on the touch terminal.

Very capable Working with both implements, there was plenty of power and, although conditions were wet and slippery, both tractors achieved high levels of grip, helped by a 1,450kg weight at the front. The KVT transmission uses four mechanical ranges which work with a full hydrostatic unit and shift automatically to achieve stepless speed control. This proved extremely smooth and it was almost impossible to detect when gear shifting occurred while varying the speed from stationary up to 8–9kph with the heavy cultivator. The transmission was quiet too, and although there was the expected hydrostatic whine this remained at a low level. Droop (the amount the engine speed is allowed to reduce from the pre-set speed as working conditions

The cab is spacious, comfortable, light and practical although it lacks the premium finish of some other brands in this power class.

become harder) is adjustable and so is the acceleration, through a combined control switch. With sensitivity set to maximum the engine speed constantly varied trying to precisely match pre-set working speeds, but better results were obtained with the sensitivity reduced which allowed more relaxed performance – saving fuel and making the tractor feel ‘less busy’. The engine is certainly torquey, and the best results were obtained by allowing the engines to settle at just over 1,400rpm where they felt most comfortable and coped well with varying ground conditions. The CVT transmission comes with two virtual speed ranges, one of which limits the speed to 20kph even with the foot pedal or control lever at maximum, allowing fine speed control and smoother operation, especially during headland manoeuvring. Kubota’s new brake-to-clutch feature on the powershift tractor proved handy during headland turns, reducing the need to use both pedals. The large 12in Tellus terminals made it easy to adjust hydraulic settings.

Verdict The latest Kubotas bring additional features which will be popular with professional users. Back up is available through an expanding dealer network, including HRN Tractors with six branches north of the Scottish Border which was a recent appointment. With a generous factory warranty and attractive finance packages available, they are a cost-effective option well worth considering. FG


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Like many farmers, Aberdeenshire mixed farmer Marc Skivington wanted to find a simple way to carry out machinery maintenance checks on farm, but when he found no suitable software on the market, he decided to create his own. Marc manages a 1,800ha business at Slainspark Farm, growing combinable crops, seed potatoes, turnips and daffodils; milking 400 dairy cows; and fattening 52,000 pigs a year; as well as managing a 300-head beef herd. The farm also has a 400Kw anaerobic digester; a 500kW wind turbine; and a 400kW biomass plant. He originally created the Smart Farmer app and cloud-based software to help keep on top of his own machinery checks, but it has now been adopted by hundreds of farms and won a range of awards – most recently Agri-Tech Innovator of The Year at the British Farming Awards in October. It was also voted the second must-have safety app by farmers during Farm Safety Week in July this year, among other accolades. With farm safety rising up the agenda, and machinery identified as one of the key causes of farm accidents and fatalities, Marc has created an app that could save lives and reduce administrative burdens on farmers. Explaining the decision to award Smart Farmer Agri-Tech Innovator of

the Year, judges said: “Marc is tackling the hugely prevalent issue of safety on farm through his agri-technology, with the potential to make a huge impact and ultimately save lives. The judges were impressed to see such a passionate individual address a focal area, which many farmers still refuse to address until tragic accidents happen. “Smart Farmer uses a traffic-light system to help farmers run checks on machinery before starting a job and monitor its maintenance and servicing. A technology with a hugely

The Smart Farmer app uses a simple traffic light system to help operators’ complete checks on machinery and equipment before starting work, as well as keeping up-to-date with maintenance and servicing. It works with machinery of all types and is available on Apple and Android phones. As well as helping farmers to comply with the law, it helps employers, managers and operators to better communicate and take responsibility for machine safety. Farmers and other users of the system can ensure safe and wellmaintained machinery by recording pre-start checks on their mobile phone. QR codes are used to identify machines quickly, while a traffic light system shows the state of your machinery at a glance. Users can also view any ongoing raised and resolved issues, adding a photo to make a raised issue easier to identify. The previous user can be identified and you can log the daily operational hours of the machine. Setting a service notification also means you never miss a service on a machine with multiple users. In the event of an incident, farmers using the system can easily provide reports to show they have carried out routine pre-start checks in line with current industry standards.

There is also an option to print service reports, as well as a swipe function. The system can be used by unlimited users and machines and, with the sector becoming increasingly aware of farm safety, it can be used as a tool for planned preventative maintenance (PPM). Importantly, any data gathered belongs to the farmer, not Smart Farmer, so it will not be shared.

New updates on the way Marc says a range of new updates will arrive in the coming weeks, but the app will remain at its current price. New additions include the launch of risk assessments and training documents. If an operator has not been trained to use a piece of kit a training document will appear, followed by a multiple-choice questionnaire. Other new features include a GPS locator for lone worker safety, and ping notifications when operators come within 10m of a hazard, such as overhead power cables. FG

Farmer says app is a ‘must-have’ for protecting workers Melton Mowbray farmer Eric Wright says keeping workers safe has become a growing challenge and priority for his arable business, Wrights Agriculture, over the years, as his team has grown. After exploring the available apps for completing safety checks on machinery and equipment, he chose Smart Farmer because of its QR code scanner and the ability to

customise checks. The QR code scanner allows operators to scan the sticker on a piece of equipment and instantly pull up the checklist rather than trawl through a long list of options. Meanwhile, Eric has been able to reduce the number of checks on one machine from 51 to 10, to focus on key safety elements and ensure staff can complete the checks

quickly. In just a short time, the app has helped the farm to identify a number of faults that would otherwise have gone unnoticed. Asked if he would recommend it to other farmers he says: “Completely. It costs less than a moisture meter for measuring grain and it can keep a small team or a massive team safe, so it’s completely scalable and priced appropriately.”

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Skid-steer farm test

A two-week-long test of one of Manitou’s latest skid-steer loaders on a large mixed farm was intended to find out whether these highly manoeuvrable machines have agricultural applications beyond poultry and pig buildings. David Williams reports. Manitou launched its compact loader range, which included a large selection of skid-steer models, at Lamma last year. The company has owned American manufacturers Gehl and Mustang since 2008, but offered both in their traditional colours and with existing brand names until late 2018, when the two ranges became part of the Manitou line-up with full Manitou branding.

Simple and practical Skid-steer loaders boast a simple design, compact size and unbeatable manoeuvrability. Manitou’s line-up

includes models with traditional radial lift and vertical lift, and with tyres or tracks. Radial lift is simpler and suitable for most applications, whereas vertical lift uses a variable geometry linkage which causes the load carriage to move through a constant vertical plane. This makes it better suited for tasks such as pallet stacking, and it also keeps the load closer in to the machine for increased load capacity. Load capacities are quoted by Manitou as 50 per cent of the machine’s static tipping load with a standard bucket. Cabs across the range meet Level 2 ROPs and FOPs standards,

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and before any of the machines can be used the operator has to lower a safety restraint bar to activate the hydraulics. Options include a front door, heater, air conditioning, an air suspension seat and a radio. The model supplied for the Farmers Guide test was the 1650R. The Manitou line-up includes wheeled models with 386–1,905kg lift capacity, and the 1650R sits just under halfway up the range with 748kg lift capacity. The version we tested was on wheels, but it is also available as a 1650RT with tracks.

Suitable test-farm The farm selected for the skid-steer loader test was Euston Farms – part of Euston Estate, which is close to the Suffolk/Norfolk border. The farm is mainly arable, with more than 2,500ha of in-hand crops including cereals, maize and sugar beet, and it also produces vegetables grown in partnership with RG Abrey Farms. Livestock include Red Poll beef cattle, Suffolk sheep, outdoor pigs, poultry and Suffolk Punch horses. Euston relies on two conventional telehandlers for loading and materials handling, and the range of enterprises means there is always plenty of work for both machines. Some of the livestock buildings have low roofs, which restrict use of the large telehandlers, so it had been hoped

The cab was surprisingly comfortable and quiet, but operator Jon Bedford found the foot-operated hydraulic controls hard to get used to.

that the skid-steer would be on the farm in time for mucking out after the beef cattle were moved outside in the spring. However, Covid-19 restrictions delayed the machine’s arrival until early autumn.

Experienced handler user The skid-steer’s main user was the farm’s workshop engineer, Jon Bedford. “Although I have operated most other types of loader quite extensively, the test machine was the first skid-steer I had used. Ahead of the test, I expected advantages to include superb continued over…

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manoeuvrability, but I also anticipated that it would be uncomfortable and noisy,” he explained. Manitou offers a choice of control systems, includinghand-only, hand and foot and joystick, and the demonstration machine came with foot-operated hydraulic controls, and movement and steering controlled by twin hand levers.

Compact advantage The skid-steer’s first task was manoeuvring heavy items in the farm workshop. “Usually, we would rely on our telehandlers to lift anything too heavy to move by hand, but their size makes it awkward to achieve an ideal position in a busy workshop,” said Jon. “Because we had the skid-steer available we used that instead. It’s very compact and can turn in its own length, so we were able to get it right into the corners and out of the way once it had lifted the objects into position.” The handler was also used for track repairs, where it loaded, transported and levelled aggregate, and for clearing large branches with the hydraulic grab following tree pruning.

Huge pushing power “The hand levers make it easy to achieve a suitable travel speed and provide precise steering control,” said Jon. “Using my feet to control the loader took longer to get used to, but after a few hours I had mastered the technique – although I never found it as easy as using my hands.” The loader was also used for backfilling a trench dug for a new pipeline, which had been laid across grass fields on the estate. Jon said he was surprised by the traction from the relatively small wheels, as well as the amount of power available. “It had no problem pushing the large bucket right through the soil heaps to fill the trench, without me having to lift or tilt the bucket to reduce the load,” he commented.

The 1650R demonstrated an impressive ability to push through large piles of soil to back-fill a trench.

The exposed hydraulic hoses and connectors on the muck grab back-plate were considered vulnerable.

Access for servicing and daily checks was excellent. The cab can also be tilted and the underbelly protection plate removed.

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protection and likely to be used in environments where mud or manure will be handled.

access for daily checks was excellent. “Like many large mixed farms, our telehandlers spend most of their time loading grain lorries, pushing up heaps of manure and loading muck spreaders, and lifting big bags of seed and fertiliser, so the limited reach and lift height of the skid-steer means that it couldn’t replace our current machines. However, there were situations when having it available during the test period proved handy and I think that, for farms where a handler spends most of its time operating in areas with limited space, it would be ideal,” Jon confirmed. FG

Jon complimented the handler’s quality finish, which he described as “typical Manitou“ and he said the cab was surprisingly comfortable and quiet, considering it had only mesh sides and no windscreen. He said the visibility was superb. “You just can’t get a better view of an implement than when you are sitting such a short distance behind it, and with the extreme manoeuvrability it’s very easy to use in confined spaces,” he explained. Jon also commented on the ease of changing attachments and he said access for routine maintenance was excellent. Fuel consumption was described as minimal, even when the 1650R was working hard pushing soil into the trench. Aspects of the design he liked less included the foot-controlled hydraulics, and Jon said that if the farm was to buy a similar machine then he would definitely request an alternative control option. He also found it awkward to get into the cab when the hydraulic grab was fitted – partly because he tried to avoid standing on the hydraulic hoses which run along the back-frame. He also said that, although the cab finish is excellent, he felt that the carpeted interior was not ideal for a farm machine with so little weather

Verdict During the two-week test period, the Manitou 1650R proved extremely capable. It had plenty of power and traction to push and level soil and aggregate, and its superb manoeuvrability and compact size allowed it to work in areas inaccessible to the farm’s own telehandlers. Despite the open operator position, it surprised users with its low operating noise, even when working hard with the engine at full speed. Fuel use was minimal and

Manitou UK sales support manager Jim Hulme is pictured explaining the handler’s controls to Jon Bedford on the day the handler arrived.

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NEW RULES FOR DOING BUSINESS WITH THE EU START ON 1 JANUARY 2021. BUSINESSES – INCLUDING THOSE IN YOUR INDUSTRY – NEED TO ACT NOW. Business is changing and new rules are coming. The UK has left the EU and will leave the single market and customs union at the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. There are definite actions that businesses need to take now. If you run a business, it’s important that you check what you need to do. You can be confident that preparations for these changes will not be wasted. By taking action now, you can make sure your business is ready from 1 January 2021 to take advantage of new opportunities. Getting ready can take longer than you think. Here’s a topline guide to the main actions you may need to take. CHANGES TO IMPORTING AND EXPORTING PROCESSES To continue importing and exporting with EU countries from 1 January 2021, you’ll need to take a number of actions. These include: • making sure you have a GB Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number • checking whether your imported goods are subject to phased checks or if you need to pre-notify for them • understanding changes to Customs and Import VAT. IMPORTING ANIMALS OR ANIMAL PRODUCTS If you import animals or animal products to Great Britain from the EU, you will need to register for the new Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System (IPAFFS) and submit pre-notifications in line with the phasing of import checks throughout 2021.

EXPORTING ANIMALS OR ANIMAL PRODUCTS If you export animals or animal products from Great Britain to the EU or from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, you’ll need to register for Export Health Certificate Online to submit Export Health Certificates (EHCs). You won’t be able to export these goods from 1 January 2021 if you don’t register. You’ll also need to understand border checks on animals and animal products for export. IMPORTING AND EXPORTING PLANT PRODUCTS From 1 January 2021, businesses in Great Britain will need to meet third country rules to import and export plants and plant products, including the use of phytosanitary certificates. NEW LABELLING REQUIREMENTS Food and drink producers, manufacturers, retailers and suppliers may have to change their labelling. All food placed on the EU market from 1 January 2021 will have to meet EU rules. Foods sold in Northern Ireland (NI) will be required to align with EU labelling rules from 1 January 2021 and some label changes may be required. For food and drink sold on the GB market, you will need to make any required labelling changes by 30 September 2022. However, the deadline will vary for some products, for example those with Geographical Indication protection. To help UK businesses, the UK Government has put a range of support measures in place, including introducing new border controls in stages up until July 1 2021 and providing more than £80 million to boost the capacity of the customs intermediary sector. In July it announced a £705 million funding package for border infrastructure, staffing and IT, to ensure border systems are fully operational after the end of the transition period. Find everything you need to know to prepare for 1 January 2021. Visit gov.uk/transition



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Clear future direction for two of the UK’s leading dealerships At a time in the world where we need collaboration and unity more than ever, it’s great to see two dealerships working together to create a clear pathway for both of their businesses. Chandlers (Farm Equipment) Ltd and Lister Wilder Ltd have both steadily expanded over the past half century, developing their businesses independently whilst sharing some very similar values. The synergy extends to the franchises, with both family-owned companies having grown around the Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Valtra franchises. Chandlers currently operates from seven depots, covering primarily Lincolnshire

and the East Midlands, and Lister Wilder operates from eight depots, covering Oxfordshire and the southcentral region. They both also partnered with Kubota for its commercial groundcare range of products, to give a comprehensive offering across all tractor horsepower sectors, and Lister Wilder broadened its base further by encompassing Kubota construction across the south east of England.

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With the Kubota business playing such an important part of Lister Wilder’s £100m turnover, and Chandlers (Farm Equipment) Ltd very keen to expand their fully focused AGCO operation in line with AGCO’s brand exclusivity strategy, the two companies are delighted that an agreement has been reached that allows for both businesses to develop in line with the strategic goals of their primary franchises – giving both companies a clear and bright future. Chandlers will purchase the Lister Wilder AGCO Agricultural business, doubling the size of its operation, and with the full line AGCO offering of Massey Ferguson and Fendt/Valtra brands distributed through focused channels. At the same time, Lister Wilder will significantly expand its full line Kubota range of Agricultural, Groundcare and Construction machinery across the south – making them both two of the biggest dealerships in the UK for their respective partners. Regarding the future of the current Lister Wilder branches, from 4th January 2021, Chandlers will operate from the premises at Southam (Warwickshire), Wallingford (Oxfordshire), Devizes (Wiltshire) Cirencester (Gloucestershire) and Bristol. Lister Wilder will continue to

operate from Ashford (Kent), Guildford (Surrey), Reading (Berkshire) and cohabit Southam, Cirencester and Bristol while the new Kubota Centres are built in the west. Both companies believe that this arrangement is a mutually beneficial agreement, allowing each enterprise to continue to invest in the very best of facilities, and in their respective teams going forward, to provide the highest level of customer service for their respective brands. Chandlers and Lister Wilder say they look forward to the future with excitement, and remain committed to being of service to their plentiful customers for many years to come. For more details please visit www.chandlersfe.co.uk and www.listerwilder.co.uk. FG


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Machinery Case IH main dealer for East Anglia and the southeast, Ernest Doe Power is awaiting delivery of a second Magnum AFS-Connect tractor to satisfy the large number of demonstration requests from potential customers.

First dealer demonstrations of high-tech tractor First demonstrations of Case IH Magnum AFS Connect tractors are taking place this autumn. David Williams saw one in action. Updated Case IH Magnum tractors were announced at Agritechnica last year and, almost 12 months later, first deliveries to the UK have commenced. Magnum tractors enjoy a loyal customer following, and with the new seventh generation bristling with class-leading technology and offering extra operator comfort, it was sure to attract considerable interest. The new Magnum line-up includes five models from 351–435hp, including a new Magnum 400 flagship. Power is from FPT Cursor 9, 8.7-litre, 6-cyl engines, achieving maximum power at 1,800rpm and maximum torque between 1,300–1,400rpm. Transmission options include CVX hydrostatic or PowerDrive powershift, and hydraulic pump capacities up to 282-litres/min are available, providing high flow rates through up to six remote rear valves. Rear lift capacity is 11,700kg, with up to 4,090kg at the front. The latest models are available with wheels or as half-track Rowtrac versions. New models are easily recognisable with revised styling and new lights, but another obvious difference is a full width cab door improving access and visibility.

Data handling The new Magnum AFS Connect can handle and transmit vast amounts of data, offering advantages for farm management and record keeping. Task monitoring, including field records and application rates for specific locations, are recorded and stored for transfer wirelessly through AFS Connect telematics. AFS Connect is based on proven Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) precision technology, but the new tractors come with new hardware and software including new displays, and a new operating system receiver and hardware environment allowing remote display viewing, remote support capabilities and more. Data transfer from the tractor is between the AFS1200 in-cab terminal and the Case IH AFS Connect portal, which is accessed through mycaseih.com. Information is available in real time, allowing farm owners and managers to monitor task progress and tractor status and, because data transfer is achieved wirelessly, there is no need for operators to download data to USB sticks for manual transfer to the farm office. Selected agronomic data can also be conveniently shared with third-party partners such as agronomists or the tractor dealer. User support is also available remotely, as farm owners, managers and authorised dealers can achieve the same screen view as the operator. This helps identify problems and allows solutions to be provided without having to visit the machine. It can also allow dealer service technicians to identify faults remotely and suggest fixes without visiting or, if on-site repairs are needed, technicians can arrive with the correct parts ready to fit.

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Magnum AFS Connect models have a new AFS1200 touch-control terminal, a new Multicontroller armrest and control joystick, and the previous individual dials on the right-hand cab pillar are replaced by a single colour screen.

As well as the new AFS1200 terminal, the previous pillar display and Multicontroller armrest controls have been updated. The Multicontroller armrest now has four configurable buttons on the new Multicontroller joystick and a further four on the armrest itself, plus a turn-and-press encoder dial for selecting functions on the AFS1200 display. There are also configurable remote valve switches. Key operating data is displayed on the right-hand cab pillar VIS2 smartscreen. Hydraulic semi-active cab suspension is available for an improved ride. The cab colour has changed to a light beige, and the operator seat comes with 40-degree right, and 5-degree left

rotation for an improved view of implements. Climate control is through updated car-type controls. Cab access is by a remote key fob with an integrated immobiliser. Storage compartments of various sizes are provided throughout the cab, and there is a rechargeable torch in a holder just inside the cab door. Brake-assisted steering is a new feature, which automatically engages the inner wheel or track brake at the headlands to achieve tighter, faster turns. Brake response is adjusted through the headland control system, and variable rate steering is an additional option. New exterior styling has been designed to accommodate upgrade lighting options, including a full LED system with up to 35,000 lumens. An optional camera in the front grille improves implement monitoring and road safety.

The Magnum’s cab is updated with new controls, an improved seat and much more storage.

Busy dealer demonstrator Ernest Doe Power represents Case IH from eight branches across East Anglia and south-east England, and the dealer’s Magnum AFS Connect 380 Rowtrac demonstrator arrived in mid-October. Sales teams at all the dealer’s depots have been looking forward to receiving the demonstration tractor since the new models were announced last year, and demand from potential customers to try the machine has been high. The tracked Rowtrac version will be joined by a second wheeled Magnum AFS Connect early in the new year, and Ernest Doe Power general sales manager Ed Perry says he expects strong demand for both versions from large farms and contractors. “The Magnum has always been popular, but new AFS Connect models have many updates which increase their appeal,” he explained. “The new Magnum was designed with considerable input from European users and dealers, and there is a strong European continued over…

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Machinery With optional brake-assisted steering, the half-track Magnum Rowtrac achieved tight headland turns and proved capable of turning for consecutive bouts with the 6m drill without creating ridges.

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‘feel’ including revised control layouts and a better finish. Recruiting good machinery operators is becoming more difficult and training is expensive, so providing a comfortable and rewarding working environment is important. The updated cab is excellent and feedback from potential users so far has been extremely positive.”

Dealer demonstrator view Farmers Guide attended a demonstration of the Magnum 380 Rowtrac on a farm in Norfolk, and Ernest Doe Power demonstration driver Mark Cooper said that he is very impressed by the new tractor. “It’s quieter and more comfortable, and operator aids like the brake-assisted turning and variable rate steering make a real difference to working efficiency,” he explained. “The Bluetooth phone connection works well, having the climate control, radio and cameras all available through the one large touch-terminal is excellent, and the brighter cab interior makes it feel more spacious.” Mark said that the operator and passenger

seats are both very comfortable, and that the additional cab storage is an advantage. He also pointed out the large number of power and USB sockets throughout the cab to connect and power electrical devices. Asked about the Rowtrac’s popularity, Mark commented that the half-track arrangement is now a well-proven concept. “We have sold a large number across our trading area and many have been to farmers replacing twin-track machines which scuff and ridge the headlands, but who wanted to retain the benefit of tracks for reduced compaction. The Rowtrac is much better suited to road travel too, which has resulted in sales to farmers and contractors with long distances between work areas,” he explained. “With the new brake-assisted turning they achieve even tighter turns without creating ridges, and I think that users of current machines without this feature will notice a big improvement.” Mark said that other useful new features include a dedicated front spool valve circuit replacing the previous Magnum’s arrangement which relied on a rear valve and a diverter, as well as sun blinds for all windows and a wiper to keep

the right-hand window clear.

Ahead of competition “In the past the US-built Magnums were sometimes seen as cheap horsepower, but in recent years the design was getting dated. Although the price has increased for the new model it remains competitive with other premium brands, and we now have a proven product with state-of-the-art precision farming technology which, in many ways, is way ahead of the competition,” confirmed Ed Perry. “Farmers are under considerable pressure to make the most of available weather windows for field work, and the new Magnum AFS Connect comes with a high specification and practical features to optimise work rates and productivity.” FG

Pictured with the new Magnum AFS Connect are (l-r) Ernest Doe Power area sales representative based at the dealer’s Fakenham depot George Carman, Ed Perry and Mark Cooper

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swath grouper to place the two outer swaths onto the central row, the company explains. Raising the BX units out of work allows three individual swaths to be left – or these can be spread out across the full working width using

The 7100T BX is available in readiness for the 2021 season.

the 7100T’s integral wide spreading hoods. Added versatility comes from the adoption of quick-release couplers for frame latching and multi-coupler for hydraulic and Isobus connections, enabling the BX swath groupers to be easily removed when not required. BX units can be removed and refitted in around 20–30 minutes, and is a process made easier with the use of four large plastic wheels on each BX unit. With Isobus capability, the

system recognises when the BX swath groupers are connected, automatically bringing them into play on the Isobus terminal. The Vicon 7100T features threebladed discs with quick-change blades, a semi-swing steel tine conditioner adjustable through five levels of intensity, and Quattro-Link suspension with adjustable ground pressure. Contact Vicon for more information, including pricing. FG

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News Unique clothing line specially designed with farmers in mind

Baling crops with precise knowledge Whether you are baling silage, haylage, hay or straw, understanding the conditions is vital, says PFC, which offers precision moisture sensors for all balers, with systems that are fully integrated or smart device controlled. For large and small square balers, it uses precision starwheels measuring up to 70 per cent moisture, while utilising twin disc technology for round balers up to 60 per cent moisture, with accuracy at +/-1 per cent. The system measures through the bale, pulsing from side-to-side, giving up to nine readings per second to provide real-time actual moisture. Research and customer feedback suggest competing systems have accuracy and range limitations, PFC says. Using a

rub pad – the cheapest option – provides data that moisture may be present, but results range in accuracy depending on crop type and density. Microwave systems offer good accuracy levels but calibration relies on the operator entering reliable data. For ultimate quality, using the baler-safe PFC buffered acid preservative will open the baling window in hay and straw by up to 30 per cent. The application systems monitor the baler’s performance and crop moisture, and adjust the application rate automatically – updating the rate every second in real time. PFC will launch a new i700 series application system in 2021, designed for full baler integration or standalone for non-integrated balers. Read the January issue of Farmers Guide for full details. FG

After spotting a gap in the market for a clothing brand for young farmers, Jack Sheffield decided to create his own, called Feel Alive Agri. The brand name started as a joke among friends when Jack coined the phrase ‘Feeling alive in the 75’ relating to the John Deere 7530, which later became popular as a hashtag on social media. Jack, who grew up on his family farm in East Sussex, says the clothing “looks good covered in dirt and represents a lot of young farmers’ lifestyles of working and partying.” Originally, the product line contained clothing with hashtag slogans corresponding with tractor numbers that rhymed with words – which remains very popular. Later, the brand introduced ‘feelaliveagri’ decals, polo shirts, hoodies, hats, gillets and jackets. Commenting on the quality of the products, Jack says: “The clothing has to be extremely durable. […] With the polos and t-shirts, we find they have to be a really nice fit, and soft comfy material, something that someone could happily wear on a long day on the farm. We always test

out different garments on the farm before release – we give them plenty of abuse to see how they withstand it and wash them at very high temperatures.” While the brand is mainly popular with young farmers, many age groups now wear it as an affordable, comfy garment for work. FG




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Essential tractor-trailer braking guide updated for modern farming A new guide, published this week, aims to help farmers and contractors maintain safe tractor-trailer fleets and remain within the law while travelling both on and off the road. David Williams reports. The Agricultural Engineers Association (AEA) Service Managers Group published its first ‘Look Behind You’ guide 10 years ago. Full of useful information to help farmers understand how braking systems on their vehicle fleets operate and how they need to perform to remain within the law, the guide proved popular with users and dealers. The guide has been updated to reflect changes in modern machinery and regulations since the original version was published, and it is available free-of-charge. Tractor size, power and speed capability have increased, along with the average size of implements and trailers. Some UK legislation affecting farm vehicles has been updated, while EU legislation affecting tractor and trailer braking systems has also been introduced. Dr Andy Scarlett, who runs Scarlett Research Ltd, produced the guide, working with the AEA Service Managers Group, tractor and trailer manufacturers and axle and braking component suppliers. “Demands on braking systems have become greater and the systems themselves are more complex,” he explained. “The desirable performance characteristics aren’t always appreciated, so in putting

in use on their farms currently and to recognise potential shortfalls in terms of their performance. This is especially relevant where older trailers are towed behind modern tractors, where the braking effort might not be equally distributed, leading to expensive wear on the tractor’s braking system. The guide will also be a help for those considering the purchase of new or second-hand tractors, trailers and trailed implements, as there is simple information and straightforward advice as to which braking features are worth having, which are best avoided, and why. The guide also describes how different types of use affect safety and braking requirements, including the relative effects of weight and travel speed. It also explains in simple terms how features such as loadsensing braking systems operate and why they are worth having. In addition, the guide includes a clear explanation as to how to tell when trailed implements have to conform to trailer braking standards, and when brakes are not required by law. There is also a reminder regarding daily maintenance and checks which includes a link to the downloadable Bagma trailer appliance health check sheets.

I think it’s excellent and very well written,” he explained. “It’s got enough technical information to explain what’s needed without being over-complicated. together the updated ‘Look Behind You’ guide, our target readers are farmers, farm technicians and operators, as well as tractor and machinery dealers. The guide describes what is needed from tractor-trailer braking systems, both in an ideal world and to meet the UK’s minimum statutory requirements.”

Relevant and concise Farmers Guide received an early copy of the guide for review. It’s a concise technical overview and it highlights features of different braking system types to help users understand those

Paper or online The guide is available as a booklet, but it is more easily accessible through the AEA website, where it can be downloaded onto a PC, tablet or phone and stored for reference. A clever new feature of the downloaded version is a series of embedded videos. These are all just 40–50 seconds long and allow the user reading each section to watch the short video clips which illustrate in simple terms what is described in the text and, because these form part of the downloaded booklet, they can be watched even without an internet connection.

Farmer James Forrest with one of his trailers, which was undergoing routine maintenance.

Farmer’s opinion Suffolk farmer James Forrest trades as Forrest Farms and operates from a base near Stowmarket in midSuffolk. Approximately 1,800ha is farmed, which is a mix of owned and contract-farmed land in three main blocks with work areas up to 12 miles apart. This means that his machinery spends a lot of time travelling on public roads and James works hard to ensure that his tractors and trailers operate as safely as possible while running an efficient business. James was given a preview version of the ‘Look Behind You’ guide. “I think it’s excellent and very well written,” he explained. “It’s got enough technical information to explain what’s needed without being over-complicated, and it’s easy to understand and very practical. The illustrations are clear, and the videos are helpful and, as they are only brief and to the point, they add to the guide rather than being off-putting. “We make sure that when buying new trailers we select commercial axles and pneumatic brakes and they are all equipped with loadsensing valves, but I found the explanation as to why the braking

systems of older trailers might be incompatible with modern tractors particularly interesting. The section explaining what is meant by braking efficiency and why understanding it is important was especially informative.” James ensures that the farm’s trailers are checked daily before use and receive an annual service, and he said the new guide would be a useful aid for farmers checking their fleets, helping identify where brake system upgrades are needed. He also said he believes that it would be well worth any farmer or contractor considering buying new or used trailers or trailed implements reading the guide first to check what features should be considered. James concluded that the new ’Look Behind You’ guide will be a useful aid to his business. “The nature of our farming operation is that machinery has to travel further on busy public roads, so it’s very important that we do all we can to operate safely. Things can go wrong very quickly, but at least if everything is maintained and our braking systems are up to standard then we stand a better chance of avoiding problems.” FG

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When you need to move more Ejector trailers offer a safe and efficient solution to farmers and contractors who are looking to increase transportable volumes. According to Bailey Trailers, its Bailey Ejector trailer is unique, in that by fitting larger rams, the company has increased the height clearance between the tail door and the trailer, which allows heaped loads to be ejected more easily. All Bailey Ejector trailers are built as fully welded constructions. A rectangular hollow section chassis provides optimum strength; while heavy-gauge sides, strengthening channels and heavy-gauge floors add further toughness. The 32t suspension on a Bailey Ejector trailer provides farmers and contractors with the ability to achieve high hauling speeds in

tough conditions, the company states. Stability is provided by the multi-leaf draw bar spring, which cushions the ride across all terrains. Operator safety is paramount on a Bailey trailer – as such, the Ejector range all feature heavy-duty commercial axles with a hydraulic braking system. Well-positioned LED lights enhance road safety, whilst backing into a heap in low light conditions is aided via top lights fitted to the tail door. The Ejector trailer comes with plenty of features as standard, including a full front window, skid and skid carrier, extra top lights and mudguards. The 2021 Bailey Ejector line-up features three models – 18t and 22t twin axle trailers and a 22t tri axle trailer, offering a range of capacities from 34–40m³. FG

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Farmers offer reliable waste service to fellow farmers Wilf Robinson set up a ‘one stop-shop’ for handling farm waste to make it easier for other farmers to ensure their plastics are being recycled. Blackwater Agri Services, set up a year ago by farmer Wilf Robinson, offers a one-stop shop for farm waste in East Anglia, covering spray cans, fertiliser sacks and cardboard, as well as hazardous waste, off-spec chemicals, waste oils and filters. The company, which worked with around 150 farms in its first year, has a strong environmental focus, aiming to recycle as much plastic as possible, rather than letting it go to landfill.

Wilf says it was also important to provide an efficient and reliable service to other farmers. “We farm as well, so we were aware that there were companies out there doing waste collection, but we’d heard that it was a bit hit and miss,” Wilf explains. “What we wanted to do was focus on the service side, so when we say we’re going to be there, we’re there, and to provide an easy option for farmers to make sure

an approved contractor. Wilf, who runs a 300ha arable enterprise in Maldon, Essex, also co-founded Certified Sustainable last year, which awards green credentials to businesses that are committed to best-practice sustainability and waste management – another reason that setting up Blackwater Agri felt like the logical next step, Wilf says. Initially a free service, Blackwater Agri has been impacted by Covid-19 and the falling demand for recycled plastic – with oil prices now very low, virgin plastic has become more competitive in price so the value of recycled plastic has dropped, Wilf explains. Pre-Covid, plastic was trading in at around £275/t for HDPE cans and around £100/t for their plastics were being recycled [...] PP sacks; whereas now the price has “The plastic can be recycled, and we plummeted to around £60/t for feel that it should be.” HDPE and £10/t for The service sacks. To cover the is carried cost implication, out through What we wanted the service will have electronic to do was focus on the a subscription fee waste transfer service side, so when we this year. notes, ticking Being an all the boxes say we're going to be environmental for quality there, we're there. company, Blackwater assurance and believes in recycling Red Tractor as much as possible and providing requirements, which means farmers an easy, reliable way for farmers to must demonstrate that waste handle their waste. FG disposal has been done through


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Contact John Statt Telephone: 01283 760445 Mobile: 07703 608014 Email: jst@sukup-eu.com

Sukup Europe Ltd Unit 2C, Gunby Lea farm, Grangewood, Netherseal, Swadlincote DE12 8BE www.sukup-eu.com

SUFFOLK TRAILER LARGE CAPACITY, ROBUST AND DURABLE • Heavy duty monocoque �pping trailers with a world-wide reputa�on for strength and durability. • Designed and engineered to maximise efficiency op�mising the strength to weight ra�o and enabling you to deliver full payloads with a low unladen weight. • Available in 11 to 24 tonne models with an impressive array of standard features and a wide choice of op�ons, you can build the Suffolk trailer to your exact requirements. Suitable for grain, silage and general purpose haulage.

BALE TRAILERS STRONG AND VERSATILE FLATBED TRAILERS • A range of tandem and tri-axle, flatbed trailers designed with an integrated pla�orm and chassis to provide maximum strength and reduce twis�ng. • All trailers have a 4.5mm steel chequered plate pla�orm, an integrated strap storage box on the kerb side, and sockets front and rear for headboard and ladders. • A removable 2� headboard is standard and comes with sockets for a front bale ladder. • Available in 20 tonne model, you can customise the flatbed trailer to meet your needs. • Trailers fi�ed with 445/45R19.5 wheels are available with a low rider pla�orm. • The reduced pla�orm height is ideal for maximising pay-loads or moun�ng livestock containers.

SRT STONE & RUBBLE TRAILER HEAVY-DUTY TRAILERS FOR TOUGH JOBS • Heavy-duty trailers with reinforced 6mm sides and 8mm floor. • Ideal for moving stone and rubble. • The strong body prevents damage and protects against debris and foreign objects. • Available in 20 tonne model. • Designed for use with high speed tractors. • Fi�ed with commercial axles on 420mm x 180mm brakes.

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News Cultivating winter ground for potatoes

Countering shortages and rocketing prices Livestock farmers can counter growing concern over straw prices rocketing to over £130/t, by investing in the Spread-a-Bale straw spreading machine, which the company states is proven to reduce straw usage by up to 50 per cent. Exceptional demand for straw this season with reduced supply has led prices to escalate at one of the first auctions this year. Wheat straw averaged £138/t and spring barley £133/t at an auction held at Stow-onthe-Wold in October. “These price trends reflect the current supply and demand for straw, whilst going forward the market looks as though it will remain volatile,” says Spread-a-Bale’s Michael Hughes. “However, livestock farmers have various opportunities to help them manage this season’s straw

shortage more effectively, including investing in one of Spread-a-Bale’s M range of four models for both round and rectangular bales. Unlike other mechanical blowers and spreaders, Spread-a-Bale’s spreading rotors gently accelerate the straw, they tease the bale apart and throw it with minimum dust generation while the original length of the straw is retained. “The result; farmers are commonly reporting 50 per cent straw saving over manual spreading with square bales, and up to 35 per cent for round bales, which in turn results in 50 per cent less muck.” He adds: “This year we have introduced two new options to the M portfolio – the HD with heavy duty motors for high density and hard bales and the XL to handle extra-long rectangular bales.” FG

Agriweld Heavy Drags are primarily used for assisting potato growers to cultivate winter ploughed land to eliminate compaction, and to create an ideal seed bed for growing potatoes. This revitalises the earth by allowing oxygen and nutrients to travel into the soil to encourage root growth, and encourages a healthy crop by aerating the soil to assist in drying out wet and slumped land. When used in conjunction with an optional drawbar and associated hydraulic services, the Drag allows the pulling of a press or a short disc cultivator to further prepare the land for drilling.  The Drags are designed with a heavy construction, including a 10mm wall box steel main frame

(CAT3/4 linkage) and 30mm thick legs, 80mm reversible points with shear bolt or auto reset leg protection, road light kit, spare shear bolts, and points can be stored on the headstock. Linkage pins have tabs to stop them revolving to prevent premature wear in the linkage. Pneumatic depth wheels are adjustable via a pin system. Folding rams have a unique adjuster to take out any wear to keep the frame level over years of use. Rigid models are available from 3–4m, and hydraulic folding models between 4–6m. All hydraulic folding models fold to 3m wide for road transport. Packer roller options and bespoke models are available – for further information contact Agriweld. FG


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Machinery Claas celebrated the end of three years of construction work with the official opening of its new UK headquarters building at Saxham, Suffolk in mid-October. The 10-bay workshop provides space for current machines, and those expected in future.

Celebrations mark the opening of new UK headquarters Claas UK, and its dealer Manns, celebrated the official opening of its redeveloped Saxham, Suffolk headquarters in mid-October, following three years of construction. Claas has had its UK headquarters at Saxham since the 1930s when Bill Mann – a local farmer and the Claas combine importer at that time, established his Manns dealership there. Many of the buildings used by Claas UK until recently dated back to the 1950s, and although they had been modified and modernised since then, the constantly growing Claas and Manns businesses both needed new facilities to optimise working efficiency and to cope with increasing demand for products and services from customers.

Continued customer support The new building was opened by chairwoman of the supervisory board, and chairwoman of the supervisory committee, Cathrina Claas-Muhlhauser. Work on the redevelopment started in November 2017 and was completed in three stages, allowing the 130 members of the Claas UK and Manns teams to continue working with minimal disruption. The previous buildings were demolished, and the new buildings stand on their former locations, although some operating areas have been relocated to improve efficiency and customer experience.

Six-storey showroom Central to the redevelopment is a state-of-the-art 33,000m2, 16.5m high, headquarters building. The

main feature is a Technopark product showroom with full-height glass windows and a view to and from the A14 nearby. Beside this, on the ground floor and right beside the main entrance, are the Manns team’s sales and administration offices, and the five upper floors are occupied by Claas finance, sales, marketing, product support and management teams. The new 10-bay Manns workshop is directly behind.

Capacity for future growth One of the biggest improvements is a new UK parts facility, replacing the previous stores which were composed of five separate but linked buildings. The new parts warehouse accommodates 47,000 line items totalling 850,000 separate parts and weighing more than 700 tonnes and has space for future expansion. The Claas training Academy is also on the Saxham site, with a team of 11 staff to provide specialist training for dealer sales, service and parts teams. The facility is also used to train machine operators.

Dealer viewpoint Claas dealer Manns looks after customers in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Kent, Cambridgeshire and parts of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire from seven depots across East Anglia, including its main base within the Claas UK

building at Saxham. New sales offices and workshops for the dealer team were part of the first phase of the Claas building redevelopment, and sales director Paul Moss says that the improved facilities are providing real benefits to his team as well as to customers. “We moved into our new sales offices in Spring 2019, and the new workshops became operational at the same time,” he explained. “Now, for the first time since the Saxham business opened in the late 1940s, we have the sales, parts and workshop teams all located in one area, within a few steps of the entrance door. This means that customers are seen as soon as they enter the building, and whichever department they require there will be someone nearby to assist.”

Positive feedback Paul said that feedback from the Manns’ teams has been very positive, and customers have appreciated the level of investment made by Claas in the UK’s agricultural industry. “There hasn’t been anything like this level of investment at Saxham since the company started trading, and the whole operation was set up initially to provide facilities for wholesaling machinery, rather than as a retail

operation,” he continued. “Now we have what is probably the best farm machinery showroom in the UK, which is appropriate for the Claas product range plus the other premium brands we offer. “It’s also had a very positive effect when we are recruiting new staff as the working environment is modern, comfortable and attractive and everyone is proud of it.”

Firm commitment With its attractive and imposing new UK headquarters, there is no doubt that Claas sees a positive future for UK farming and its machinery industry. The brand remains the market leader for combine and forage harvester sales in the UK, and its tractor range has received huge investment in recent years and includes models to compete with other major brands in all market sectors. Claas senior vice-president (Western Europe and Oceania) for Claas Group sales and service, Trevor Tyrrell (left) has for many years stressed that one of the biggest issues facing farming in future is the shortage of young engineers and apprentices joining the industry. Claas runs its own successful apprenticeship scheme to attract new team members for its own operation and for its dealers, and the impressive new buildings at Saxham will convince those arriving for their inductions that they have made the right choice. FG

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New ag, industrial and construction dealer appointed from 2021

Manitou UK managing director Mark Ormond (left) with James Thurlow of TNS.

Manitou UK Ltd and Thurlow Nunn Standen have announced that TNS will become a Manitou agricultural, industrial and construction dealer, effective from 1st January. Founded by Marcel Braud when he built the first all-terrain forklift in 1958, Manitou Group is now a global manufacturer with 11 production plants, is active in 140 different countries, and achieved over €2 billion turnover in 2019. The current Manitou product range includes agricultural and construction telehandlers, rotating telehandlers, rough terrain forklifts, industrial forklifts, access platforms, warehouse equipment and attachments. Discussing the appointment of TNS, Manitou UK managing director, Mark Ormond explains: “Manitou strives to produce market leading machines and support them with market leading customer service. That means partnering with the world’s leading machinery dealers. We are delighted to announce that TNS will be our authorised agricultural and construction product dealer in East Anglia as from 1st January 2021. Having worked with TNS before, I have no doubt about the standard of service they will deliver to our mutual customers.” TNS will have access to the full range of agricultural and industrial products and services across its entire trading area. The company will

cover a slightly smaller geographical area for the Manitou construction product range, and will be responsible for sales of new machines whilst providing aftersales back-up to existing customers. “The addition of the Manitou brand is one we are clearly excited about,” commented TNS managing director, James Thurlow. “It demonstrates the company’s desire to offer a full line product portfolio, which is strategically aligned to our customers’s developing business needs.” TNS sales director, Chris Tew, further explained: “The Manitou brand offers quality, high performance and reliability across a broad range of product sectors; this well-respected brand is an excellent addition to our portfolio. All five TNS sites will promote Manitou’s full range of agricultural material handlers, although it is still to be agreed if this will be mirrored by the construction and industrial product offering. We will now be looking to appoint a Manitou product specialist before the end of 2020 to develop and grow the market share across the agricultural, industrial and construction sectors.”

Adrian Brown, TNS aftersales director explained: “We are in the process of designing our training programmes for the entire TNS service team. Although the appointment does not take effect until 2021, Manitou and TNS are now working together to train employees across sales, service and parts departments, ensuring machine and spare parts knowledge is in place ready for the new year.” Adrian further commented: “TNS will also continue to offer full service and parts support to those Merlo customers we have supported over the past few years until Merlo UK find a suitable partner in the east of England.” FG

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News Outdoor wireless beams and fence alarms at house

Keep your farm safe and secure According to security service specialists Protection and Communication Engineering Limited, the protection and security of agricultural assets is becoming increasingly important. Moveable assets are easily removed, and often a loss occurs, only to be discovered long after the fact. Sheep, quad bikes and fuel are popular elements to steal, to name but a few. Security and asset protection engineers are evolving solutions based on more DIY methods compared to the old traditional alarm monitoring services. There are good reasons for this – mainly due to the location and distances of farms from reaction services. As such, time is of the essence to deter and stop a theft action. These days, there are products available which are purposefully designed according to farm-specific requirements, which include: • Self-installation and maintenance • Effective and mobile reporting • Portable, so they can be used on different sections of the farm as required • Low false alarm rate • Ease of use, simplicity, and unmatched reliability

Low cost. So, what is available on the market to meet the above requirements, and how does it provide a solution? Looking at a typical farm yard, farm and residence, the following areas are key to finding the best solution: Evaluate the risk: High-value items and stock that is at risk of being pilfered. Some examples are quad bikes, fuel, vehicle batteries, and sheep near roads. Mitigate the risk: Try to prevent the theft action from actually taking place – proactivity, rather than relying on just reactive alarms that require action after the event. Select available technologies and management methods to achieve the above: A matrix of the risks and solutions will assist the farmer in making the selection for specific problems. You can find an example matrix within the Business section of the Farmers Guide website but, as a brief

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summary, for quad bike and other vehicle thefts (including spares) both in sheds and in the field, it’s important to be able to detect when an intruder is approaching the vehicle, so suitable technology would be wireless outdoor non-alignment beams. This solution is portable, long-range, wireless and offers mobile reporting. In terms of homestead security, you need to be able to detect when an intruder or unwelcome animal is near the farm or livestock. For this, a possible solution could be wireless outdoor and indoor non-alignment beams, and access control/locks. To further protect livestock in particular, monitored electric fences are also a good option, and serve to protect the farm boundary in general.

The result of all of this would be to detect and deter, therefore there would be no theft. What these examples demonstrate, is that the ability to successfully DETECT any would-be problem before it occurs, rapidly REACT to the detection and STOP the action is vital. Detection methods have their problems, which are mainly false alarms and reaction times. The technology suggested in this solution and by the matrix featured online are all tried and tested, and proved to be low false alarm rate products. The DIY installation and reaction methods make the overall system manageable, cost effective and effective. FG

FARM SECURITY WIRELESS DETECTION BEAMS The open spaces on farms make it difficult and expensive to secure your property. The Askari system achieves high-end security in these difficult to reach places: • Tractor and truck battery theft • Diesel the theft • Animal theft • Farm house residential protection



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Cambridgeshire arable farm tries out latest model A Cambridgeshire family farm had an early opportunity to try out New Holland’s latest T5 Dynamic Command tractor with DCT transmission. David Williams visited the user. The new T5 Dynamic Command models, available with 110, 120, 130 and 140hp (max), slot in at the top of the T5-series, bringing extra power and a new Horizon cab but remain smaller and lighter than current T6series models. Previously, T5 models were available as smaller Utility models from 75–114hp, and as Electro Command models from 99–117hp. Auto Command CVT was available on four models from 110–140hp. The new Dynamic Command models also come with the popular SideWinder 2 armrest and Command Grip joystick which was previously only available on T5 Auto Command and T6 models upward. New Holland’s first demonstration machine was loaned for an extended test to Cambridgeshire farmers JR Fisher & Son, which grows approximately 400ha of arable crops, of which 50 per cent are wheat, along with sugar beet, mustard and beans, as well as 40ha of potatoes which form part of the rotation on land rented to a local producer. There is also some grassland rented out for dairy cattle.

Brand and dealer The farm moved from another brand to New Holland last year when it purchased three new tractors including a T5.115 Utility Dual Command, a T6.175 Dynamic Command, and a T7.245 Auto Command. “We already operated a New Holland combine supplied by G&J Peck, and found

the service and back-up superb,” explained farm foreman and machinery operator, Andrew Mawer. “When our previous tractor fleet was due for updating, we considered the same brand again but, having had a few reliability issues, we also looked at New Holland as we liked the brand and had so much confidence in Peck’s service. Our priority was selecting tractors ideally matched to our requirements, but price was also a consideration and the New Holland deal proved competitive, including a 3,000-hour, five-year warranty.”

Light and capable Although the T6 and T7 tractors are used for most field work, the smaller and lighter T5 Utility is used when possible to protect the soils and minimise rutting. “We use a 6-row precision drill for sugar beet and mustard, and need a light tractor to obtain best results. The T5 weighs less than a tonne at each corner, and it’s ideal. The light weight also makes it suitable for rolling our flat fen land,” Andrew added.

Common operating system The farm was chosen to try out the new T5.140 Dynamic Command because of its familiarity with current T5- and T6-series models, and Andrew said he was extremely impressed. “Our current T5.115 was the most powerful in the T5 Utility series, and there is

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High visibility The test tractor was fitted with New Holland’s high visibility Horizon cab, which comes with a Super High Visibility Roof Panel for a clear view of the front loader while handling loads at height. Andrew said that having tried it out, he would specify it if he was ordering the new tractor even without a loader fitted. “It makes the cab feel light and roomy and, during busy periods, when long days are spent in the cab drilling or hoeing, having that extra light for a few hours more makes a big difference.” The SideWinder 2 armrest comes with a display terminal showing the range and gear selected, but the IntelliView 4 touchscreen is an option. Wet weather during the test period prevented much of the planned field work, but it proved very capable working a 3m Pottinger Synkro tine cultivator and performed well carrying out loader tasks. Andrew said the cab was very quiet and comfortable with superb visibility and he also complimented the Dynamic

The new T5.140 Dynamic Command has a similar Horizon cab to larger T6 models. The test tractor had the optional Super High Visibility Roof Panel which will be selected for loader work, but farm foreman Andrew Mawer said he found it made the cab feel so light and roomy that he would specify it even without a loader fitted.

Command DCT transmission which has proved a successful choice for the farm’s current T6.

Why Dynamic Command? New Holland explains that Dynamic Command dual-clutch transmission combines the power transmitting and fuel efficiency of a full mechanical transmission with the user-friendly operation of CVT. Conventional mechanical gearboxes offer maximum efficiency in terms of power transmission, but don’t allow shifting on the move under heavy load as the tractor stops as soon as the clutch operates to change gear. Full powershift solves the problem of changing gear but requires constant hydraulic pressure to maintain clutch engagement and suffers constant power losses due to wet clutches dragging in the oil bath. Considerable heat is also generated. Semi-powershift (New Holland Electro Command) achieves a compromise by limiting the number of gears available for selection at any time, reducing oil drag and heat build-up. Changes can be made on the continued over…

The SideWinder 2 armrest is new to the T5 range. The test tractor had the standard transmission display, which shows the gear and range selected.

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move under full power without any loss of drive, but the limited number of selectable gears makes it less suited to operations where a wide range of operating speeds is needed. Continuously variable transmission (CVT) or New Holland Auto Command provides stepless speed control from stationary to full speed, maintains a constant drive while varying the travel speed and is extremely user-friendly, but the variable speed element can suffer parasitic losses under certain working conditions. Dynamic Command achieves constant power transmission by alternating the drive between two parallel transmission circuits using a pair of hydraulic-operated clutches. There are three ranges and eight gears, providing 24 forward and 24 reverse gear ratios. Each time a change of gear is needed; one clutch disengages its drive while the other engages. Drive engagement through clutches achieves smooth operation, and because direct mechanical drive is used the system is very fuel- and power-efficient. Losses are only marginally higher than for a conventional mechanical gearbox, but working efficiency is much higher

because the optimum ratio and engine speed can always be achieved. The system also lends itself to manual, semi-automatic or fully automatic operation, and the smoothness of the drive engagement and ratio changing is comparable to a full CVT.

Versatile transmission The tractor was also equipped with Dynamic StartStop – New Holland’s brake-to-clutch system. This allows the user to stop the tractor just by pressing the brake pedal, and the clutch disengages at the same time. To move away again, the operator just releases the brake and accelerates, and Andrew said this was a great new feature for the T5. “We like the Dynamic Command transmission and find it very smooth and user-friendly,” he added. “The highest gears in each range are above the lowest in the next range up, and the generous overlap means that we hardly ever need to change ranges as conditions vary while working. Our T6.175 does a wide variety of tasks and we use fully automatic operation for transport, but usually select manual for field work as a lot of our operations including spraying require constant engine and travel speeds. If it had

Pictured with the T5.140 Dynamic Command tractor are (l-r) David Carver, Andrew Mawer and G&J Peck area sales representative Chris Roberts, who looks after the farm’s account.

been an option for our current T5 tractor then we would definitely have specified it.” As well as the more spacious cab, other improvements identified by Andrew for the latest T5 model include better cab access provided by a grab handle just inside the door and below the passenger seat, and improved stowage for the drawbar when it isn’t fitted. Asked whether he would consider upgrading the farm’s current T5 Utility to the new, larger T5 Dynamic Command, Andrew said that he would be tempted if a larger precision

drill and hoe was purchased. “The smaller tractor is well matched to our current six-row system, and at the moment we don’t have enough confidence in the future of the sugar beet crop to invest in a wider 12-row drill and hoe,” he explained. “If we ever do upgrade then we will also need a larger tractor, and the new T5 would be ideal. It’s smaller and lighter than the T6, the new cab is superb and with our excellent experience of New Holland and our local dealer there would have to be an exceptional deal on offer before we would even consider another brand.” FG

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Family bale business announces new partnership Bale Baron UK Ltd has recently announced it is the UK distributor for the Duvelsdorf range of grassland maintenance equipment. Bale Baron UK is a family business run by brothers Nicholas and Jonathan Scrase. The company started trading in 2010 after identifying a market for a reliable small bale packer. With the support of Nick Waymark and Gordan Smith (Sid) as technicians, the company has expanded rapidly. Initially, the company concentrated on small bales, specifically the Bale Baron (there are over 90 Bale Barons in the UK now), before expanding the product line to include Agreto moisture meters,

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Pullet rearing business expands across Wales Independent pullet rearing business Wot-a-Pullet has expanded its services to Wales, with the acquisition of a new aviary-rearing farm, to support the large poultry development in mid-Wales over the past few years. Jordan Tweedale, who recently joined the company, will be looking after clients in Wales and on the Shropshire/Herefordshire border. She says: “The aviary rearing system provides an easier transition to the multi-tier laying shed, as the birds are already familiar with the perches, feed tracks and muck belts. Another key benefit is that they are trained to go to bed, reducing labour requirements after transfer. The aim is to minimise stress within the flock and to remain ahead of bodyweight targets to bring the

birds into lay earlier.” The company aims to get 5–7 additional eggs over breed standard per bird across the flock. It provides customer support with weekly visits and holds a pre-housing meeting with the farmer and relevant feed and breed representatives, to try to maximise bird productivity. Wot-a-Pullet was originally cofounded by Matthew Green, who was disappointed with the quality of the pullets he was buying for his free-range egg business – and the knock-on effects for egg production and profitability. The company has gained a reputation for growing some of the UK’s most profitable pullets, with many producers achieving more eggs per bird than the industry standard. FG

As dairy farms come under increasing pressure, attention to detail is evermore important. There has been a vast increase in robotic milking, with family farms investing in more ‘managed’ automated systems, says James Holding, of James Holding Dairy Engineering. AMS is probably the most common of these systems and, although robots are not for everyone, they should be given consideration when planning investments into the dairy unit. Having had experience of milking cows, Mr Holding says he was very sceptical that a robot could do a herd person’s job. Due to the growing popularity of robotic milking systems, he decided to investigate the possible advantages of AMS. After visiting several sites and talking at length with farmers, he says his opinion began to change

– the robot was not intended to replace the herds person, but to free up time for them, which allows farmers to better manage the cows. The system uses data from the cows to give farmers early warning of any issues with individual animals. It provides extensive information for each animal, and he could see clearly how the system could be incorporated to maximise the herd’s potential. The company specialises in robotic milking, supplying the Fullwood Merlin AMS, as well as a range of conventional milking, rotary and cooling equipment. Contact James Holding Engineering for a free consultation. FG


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Preparing for a busy lambing season Planning ahead and stocking up on essential supplies is important for a successful lambing season. Emily Francis at Westpoint Farm Vets offers top tips on how to prepare and maximise your lamb crop. Preparing ewes for lambing “Nutrition is one of the most important things to focus on in the run up to lambing as it is one of the keys areas to aid good lamb vigour and colostrum quality. This will start at scanning and looking at ewe body condition score. Splitting ewes into groups depending on condition score and lamb crop helps to prevent problems with twin lamb disease and poor colostrum in thin ewes, as well as lambing problems and prolapse in fatter ewes,” Emily explains. Ewe condition has a direct effect on lamb birth weight and colostrum quality, so regular condition scoring is essential. The target condition score for lowland ewes at lambing is 3, but as the score cannot be increased or decreased quickly, Emily recommends planning your feeding and grazing strategies all year round with your vet or nutritionist. Preparing for feeding ewes from 6–8 weeks prelambing should be done well in advance by getting the forage you intend to feed analysed, so you can calculate how much supplementary feed will be needed, if any. “A vet can blood test a group of 10–12 ewes, three to four weeks before lambing and ideally, four hours after the last supplementary feed,” Emily explains. Levels of beta-hydroxybutyrate – produced when ewes mobilise body reserves in the absence of sufficient dietary energy – of 1.1mmol/ litre or higher, is a sign that additional feed energy

may be needed to guard against twin lamb disease. Ewes should also receive a booster dose of clostridial vaccine at 6–8 weeks pre-lambing, to increase the antibody protection for the newborn lambs from the colostrum. The last thing is to ensure all equipment is clean and ready for lambing, including cleaning/ disinfecting hurdles, pens and feeders; gathering or replacing prolapse harnesses, castration bands etc; and ensuring you have a supply of veterinary drugs such as antiinflammatories. Key supplies:

Improving lamb survival The most common causes of newborn lamb losses are hypothermia, starvation, watery mouth, difficult lambings, poor hygiene and clostridial disease such as lamb dysentery. Talking to your vet about the most likely cause of lamb losses, or performing your own post mortems on farm, is the best way to determine the cause


and improve lamb survival, Emily says. With nearly 50 per cent of lamb losses occurring within the first 48 hours, focusing on keeping lamb losses below 5 per cent is key to improving profit margins. Emily recommends training and putting protocols in place for the common newborn lamb conditions, to maximise survival rates. “Improving hygiene, colostrum management and vaccinating for clostridial disease is always a good place to start if lamb losses are high.” Lambs should receive 50ml/kg of colostrum within the first 4–6 hours of life and continue to consume it during the first 24 hours of life. In 24 hours, a newborn lamb must receive the equivalent of 200ml/kg bodyweight in colostrum. “Studies show that many lambs, particularly triplets and small lambs, do not receive sufficient colostrum during the first hours of life,” Emily says. “If extra supplies are needed, frozen colostrum collected from another ewe in the flock is ideal. Do not overheat when thawing out frozen colostrum, as this destroys the vital antibodies.” Often the biggest challenge at lambing is the unpredictable nature of the weather, which has a significant impact on lambing shed hygiene and lamb survival. Emily recommends being prepared for all eventualities and having an adaptable system. Another possibly unrecognised challenge, she adds, is changing lambing routines that have been in place for years, which may mean more labour is required. FG

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Turning challenge into opportunity If farmers with early lambing flocks are to make the most of the recent strong demand, ewe nutrition and safe-guarding the future lamb crop will be particularly important, says Cargill’s ruminant specialist Donald MacLeod. Ewe nutrition In the run-up to lambing, ewe nutrition and safe-guarding the future lamb crop is crucial, particularly in light of the strong demand we have seen recently, which looks set to continue as we head into the new post-Brexit world for the UK, Donald Macleod says. Seventy per cent of lamb growth occurs in the last six weeks of pregnancy, so ewe feeding is crucial in this period, particularly for those carrying twins and triplets – which by now should be grouped accordingly and appropriate feed plans put in place. Good weather and plenty of grass in summer 2020 saw ewes coming into winter in good condition. Now they have moved on to conserved forages, it is important to analyse either the grass or hay. While averages may look good nationally, we all know individual forages can be very variable. This information is critical to rationing heavily pregnant ewes, where the fast-growing lambs limit Dry Matter Intakes (DMI). With less space available for feeds, it’s critical that the correct inputs of energy, protein and all the ewe’s other requirements pre-lambing are met. Not only is the ewe having demands on her body from the growing lambs, this is the key time that influences the quantity and quality of colostrum the lambs will have available in the first few hours of life. A concentrate feed with high quality protein, such as soya, and high energy from cereals plus a protected fat in some diets, is recommended. Ewes carrying multiple lambs also need extra supplies, through their diet, of a good quality

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mineral containing selenium and vitamin E to support the ewe’s antioxidant status and promote quality colostrum.

Giving the lamb crop the best start Research shows that between 15 and 20 per cent of lambs die within the first 24 hours of birth, with hypothermia and starvation being the main causes. This can be reduced significantly, and even prevented, with sufficient quantity (between 150 and 210ml of colostrum per kilogramme of birth weight) of high-quality colostrum (IgG > 50g/litre). So just as analysing forages is vital, so it is crucial that colostrum quality is monitored properly with a refractometer. Having got lambs on the ground, they all need the best start. Losses and disease issues can be minimised by having a high-quality colostrum to hand for weaker lambs or orphan lambs, together with a feeding system that is reliable and easy to use and that can take lambs forward seamlessly on to a quality milk is a cost-effective and timely protocol. Many farmers turn to Shepherdess colostrum and milk. Both are both formulated from sustainably sourced ingredients, and are easy to mix and use on farm, Donald says. The lamb milk is very closely formulated to match the nutritional value of maternal milk and it includes the advanced gut health package NuStart that helps lambs through the early growth period. It is formulated specifically to be fed through the Shepherdess Feeder which makes sure lambs have milk at the optimum feeding temperature 24/7, he adds.

A milk and feeding system that work well together will allow weaker lambs to thrive without extra ‘manpower’ which can be in short supply at lambing. And it beats bottle feeding on another score by making the milk available 24/7 so there’s no competition – or pot bellies – Cargill says. Early planning and planning ewe rations to meet their needs, and giving newborn lambs the best possible start, will help to maximise the opportunities that the market will hopefully present in 2021. Shepherdess colostrum, milk and the feeder are all available across the UK at local stockists. FG

Checklist ahead of lambing Analyse forages Feed a concentrate to balance the ration and meet the requirements of pregnant ewes Check colostrum quality with a refractometer Have a quality colostrum available for weak or orphaned lambs Invest in a quality lamb milk and a trustworthy feeding system that reduces labour input, but doesn’t compromise lamb performance.

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Independent manufacturer Agri-Tag has officially launched its new and exclusive sheep tags, after farm trials and BSI approvals were delayed earlier this year by Covid-19. Managing director Nigel Myers says: “We can now enter the market with real confidence in providing official sheep tags that offer a product to match, if not surpass, the quality of current products on the market. “We have strived to offer an alternative, as well as the knowledge that when you purchase from Agri-Tag you are supporting an independent British-based business.” A range of cattle tags is expected to launch in spring 2021 and a stick reader is due for

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release imminently. Again, the reader is exclusive to Agri-Tag and is among the top performing products on the market, despite being very competitively priced, Nigel adds. It is multi-frequency, meaning it can read all tag types and frequencies. Agri-Tag launched at the start of this year shortly before the UK national lockdown in March, which resulted in a three-month delay in getting approvals in place. The products have been developed in response to industry demand for an independent manufacturer of agricultural tags. The company says it is wellplaced to support British livestock farmers in what “will hopefully be a less turbulent 2021”. FG

Trouw Nutrition has launched a new range of Energized Lamb Milk under its Milkivit brand, which aims to help lambs to achieve their full growth potential. The new lamb milk replacer has been developed with four key benefits in mind: improved energy density, optimal protein digestibility, controlled osmolality and careful mineral and vitamin supplementation. As newborn lambs are born with limited energy reserves, early provision of adequate energy in a highly digestible form is essential to support early life survivability, body temperature maintenance, immune system support, daily live weight gains and optimal development for flock replacements. Adverse weather conditions during the lambing period can further exacerbate body heat loss, increasing these requirements.

Protein digestibility in milk replacers is well known. Carefully selected sources ensure optimal digestibility of the protein, which supports lamb performance. Lamb milk replacers with elevated levels of osmolality can damage gut integrity, increase the risk of abomasal bloat and exacerbate diarrhoea severity in sick lambs. Choosing a product that has been carefully formulated with osmolality in mind will help to reduce the risk of diarrhoea, Trouw says. Mineral and vitamin supplementation in young lambs is essential to support development, health and performance. Carefully selected sources help to optimise bioavailability, whilst supporting gastrointestinal environment. Milkivit Energized Lamb Milk is available as a skimmed milk-based or whey-based lamb milk replacer. FG


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Easing the burden at lambing Making regular trips to check on ewes or newborns during the busy lambing season can be very wearing, and farmers are increasingly turning to CCTV to ease the burden. Lambing cameras allow you to keep an eye on stock from afar without frequent, often unnecessary checks at all hours of the day. CCTV offers the added bonus of improving security, at a time when livestock thefts are rising sharply.

Yorkshire-based company 24 Networks and Security works with farmers nationwide, installing CCTV and intruder alarms which can be managed remotely from a single app on a smartphone, tablet or PC. The company also installs wireless network bridges, rather than running a cable to segregated buildings around your yard, giving you flexibility on where cameras are located on-site. For security, Hikvision cameras can be programmed to detect motion at particular times of day and even automatically swivel to track the movement. Alerts are sent to your smartphone if the motion sensor is triggered. 24 Networks says it can advise on the design, installation and maintenance of security systems, offering a wide range of equipment to suit various requirements and budgets. Many of its farming clients seek help with improving security after a theft has taken place, but with rural crime at its highest level in nearly a decade, it is worth taking preventative action, the company says. FG

Guest columnist: George Shaw, Provita technical sales advisor

This issue, pharmacist and farmer’s son George Shaw speaks to large-scale Northern Ireland sheep and beef farmer Eoin Kelly, to find out the farm’s secrets to successful lambing. The first tups at Crockataggart Farms are due to be put in mid-November to commercial flock, with an April lambing suiting the predominantly hill and mountain grazing platform.


What is the key to good birthweight? A: Eoin will be hopeful for a good scan in 2021, yet knows the greater importance of lamb survival rate. Careful balancing of ewe nutrition is essential to providing a good birthweight lamb born with relative ease, at the right birthweight, to good mothering ewes so they stand the best chance of getting up quickly and suckling within 15 minutes of birth.

What is the farm’s colostrum strategy? A: With the best endeavours, all lambs will receive colostrum in sufficient quantity, quality and quickly. Each lamb should receive 50ml/kg of bodyweight in the first two hours after birth and a total of 200ml/kg over the first 24 hours. Provita Lamb Colostrum Concentrate is always to hand to supplement lambs if required, with three or more lamb crops supplemented and any other lambs suspected of poor colostral intake, to provide extra cover and energy. Provita Lamb Response is administered to every lamb to establish good gut health, improve early life gains, and reduce the incidences of gastro infections to boost lamb productivity.

What are the most common deficiencies? A: Monitoring of macro- and micro-mineral levels in ewes is important to ensure that lambs in the womb or via colostrum are supplied sufficiently. The most common deficiencies are: selenium/vitamin E (white muscle disease); copper (swayback) and iodine (late pregnancy abortion, stillbirths, and weakly lambs). Supplementation of ewes with a quality vitamin and mineral drench pre-lambing is an advisable practice. Eoin supplements ewes at six weeks pre-lambing with Provita ProVitaMin Sheep Drench to improve ewe condition to help at lambing time, provide extra vitamins and minerals to the rapidly growing lamb to improve vitality at birth and also improve maternal colostrum quality. Any lambs with a difficulty birthing and lacking vigour will be supplemented with Provita Jump Start to provide readily available energy and essential vitamins/minerals to counteract any deficiencies. To read an extended version of this Q&A with George Shaw, visit the Livestock section at www.farmersguide.co.uk. If you have a question about any aspect of your business, email our livestock editor at livestock@farmersguide.co.uk.

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Making the most of your cattle vaccines With farmers potentially spending thousands on vaccines, many could be falling at the final hurdle if storage and handling guidelines are not followed – making them less effective or even ineffective. Farmers Guide spoke to cattle vet Nicky Bowden, of Nantwich Farm Vets, about how to maximise the efficacy of your vaccine programmes. “Vaccine storage is a significant issue; if you don’t look after them properly, they’re not going to do what they say on the tin,” says Nicky. Yet research suggests many farm fridges could be falling short of the task. While the ideal temperature for storing vaccines is 4–8ºC, a study published in BMC Veterinary Research in 2018, found that none of the farm fridges monitored were within these parameters. Fifty-nine per cent went above 8ºC, 53 per cent went below 2ºC and 41 per cent went below zero. Sometimes, ineffective fridges are moved out to the farm because they are not working well in the kitchen, Nicky adds. “Farmers are spending potentially thousands of pounds on this preventative step but if it’s not stored correctly on farm you might as well not be spending your money. You need to complete the vaccination course and vaccines must be stored in the fridge if you’re using temperature-controlled products.” Recommendations on how long to keep vaccines after opening must also be followed, so she advises only buying the number of doses you require at the time.

Adult vaccines For farmers doing vaccinations at this time of year, it’s a good opportunity to carry out BVD monitoring. If you are relying on youngstock check test monitoring, Nicky recommends taking 5–10 blood samples for BVD antibodies, from unvaccinated animals aged 9–18 months. “It’s important it’s done annually, because if BVD does find its way onto a herd, it’s massively immunosuppressive and can be a very costly disease. If you’ve got it circulating endemically in the herd, it will make everything worse, from calf pneumonia through to fertility.” For beef farms that are using clostridial vaccines, it is worthwhile continuing – even if it saves just one animal – as they are cheap and effective. “Clostridial diseases can crop up out of the blue, even if you have not seen one for years,” Nicky says. Similarly, farms with a history of infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), should not stop vaccinations without discussing the risks with a vet, as the disease is endemic on affected farms and can be more subtle when it’s been on a farm for a long time.

to increase immunity and decrease the challenge, but one thing on its own is unlikely to work. So, for example, just vaccinating when you’ve got calves that have had poor colostrum, are cold and have already had a bad start in life with calf scours – vaccinating alone is not going to cure that issue. “Vaccination is part of a programme of trying to give those calves the best immunity you can, at the same time as reducing the environmental challenge, for example by good hygiene and trying to put them into the best environment, so they’re not getting lots of shared airspace with adult animals.” Calf pneumonia is one of the more costly issues as it has a significant impact on the long-term

profitability of the animal. Affected calves will struggle to reach targets and the damage to their lungs will last much longer than the clinical signs. Understanding the period of risk is also important for choosing the right product. Intranasal vaccines can be given to very young animals within the first few weeks of life, and produce a quick immunity that works locally in the upper respiratory system, Nicky says. However, if you are seeing pneumonia in older, growing animals, injectable products are available, but they require two injections four weeks apart and it takes two weeks after the second injection for animals to be immune. Giving the calf a good start, including plenty of colostrum, is a key part of the success of a vaccine, Nicky explains. This can be an issue for farmers rearing calves coming out of the dairy system. “If you buy good calves, they’re always going to be good calves, whereas those that look poor and have had a bad start in life, they might be cheap but they’re cheap for a good reason. “You also need to consider BVD status; you need to know if there’s a persistently infected (PI) animal in that group. Ideally you want to be sourcing them from BVD-free herds and from animals that have had a negative tag and test result, so you know they’re not a PI animal,” she concludes. FG


Calf pneumonia Achieving a balance between immunity and disease challenge is key with all disease, but especially for calves, Nicky explains. “There’s lots of things we can do

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The true cost of calf pneumonia Visibly sick calves could be just the tip of the iceberg. Studies show that only 11–16 per cent of pneumonia in a batch of calves is clinically visible. Anywhere between 23 and 67 per cent could be subclinical, yet calf health and lifetime performance potential are still compromised. Beef calves with subclinical lung damage take longer to finish. Finished cattle with evidence of pneumonia-induced lung damage

have been shown to have had up to a 202g reduction in weight gain per day from birth through to slaughter. Thoracic ultrasound scanning (TUS) of calf lungs can now be used in a variety of ways to help improve productivity, and has become an increasingly important part of local vets’ youngstock health services offering.

Used with an audit tool such as the MSD Animal Health calf health checklist, TUS can identify opportunities to improve on-farm disease management protocols by highlighting when and where pneumonia-induced lung damage is taking place. For example, if this is detected in very young calves, improved colostrum feeding protocols and earlier life vaccination could be considered. Or, if increased levels of lung damage are found in particular pens/sheds/groups, remedial management actions can be discussed with your vet. TUS can also help identify the severity of any subclinical lung damage and allow you to segment healthy calves to keep for rearing as adult herd replacements. If buying-in calves from different sources, it can help identify ‘healthy’ from ‘diseased’ animals, allowing separation and treatment of those affected. In a pneumonia outbreak, TUS can identify animals from which to take diagnostic samples, which will improve the accuracy of disease identification.” FG

The vaccine: The early life intranasal calf pneumonia vaccine – BOVILIS INtranasal RSP Live – is now available in single dose vials, allowing users greater practical flexibility to vaccinate individual animals as and when needed. The intranasal vaccine can be administered to calves from as young as a week of age and reduces the clinical signs of respiratory disease and viral shedding from infection with Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV) and Parainfluenza-3 Virus (Pi3V). No other UKlicensed BRD vaccine can be administered earlier in life. The vaccine also delivers the fastest on-farm protection, with an onset of immunity after administration of just five days for BRSV and seven days for Pi3V, MSD says. Duration of immunity is 12 weeks for both viruses. Contact your vet for further information on TUS and early life calf vaccination against pneumonia.

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incineration experts, Inciner8. Seen as the preferred method of fallen stock disposal, incineration is still the most effective, bio-secure and efficient method available and is used by hundreds of farmers around the world, Inciner8 adds. The company’s range of Defraapproved fallen stock incinerators cater for all types of livestock. A range of small incinerators is available for sheep, poultry and other small animals, while larger models can either be used for large livestock (cattle, equine or camel disposal), or high volumes of smaller carcasses. The innovative combustion chamber design lends itself to the contained processing of fallen stock. Custom cast refractories have no joints or gaps where a leakage could occur, ensuring everything is kept and combusted thoroughly. All incinerators are supplied fully serviced and ready to run, backed by a one-year warranty and global after-sales support, the company adds. FG

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The role of native breeds in meeting net zero targets Native breeds are an integral part of the British landscape, providing a sense of rural pride and a major contribution to the UK economy. What’s more, they can play a role in helping the industry to meet future net zero targets, says Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society CEO, Barrie Turner. “Beef production plays a key role in UK farming systems, and despite media ‘scaremongering’ in recent times over the negative impact on the environment, can support the industry in meeting the 2050 net zero carbon targets,” Mr Turner explains. “In the UK, a protein-based diet is in fashion, which is why the UK

consumption average exceeds the recommended intake amount, so it’s a sought-after commodity. Our role is to continue to supply this demand, in an efficient, environmentallyfriendly way. “It’s also worth noting that around 40 per cent of UK land isn’t suitable for arable or horticulture, with approximately 60 per cent of

this farmland kept as grassland, of which just over half is permanent pasture. This shows there’s not only a clear role for beef systems to utilise the grassland available, but also in converting unproductive land into meat – this is where native breeds such as Aberdeen-Angus have a part to play.” Mr Turner notes that native breeds are vital assets of the green circular economy, converting nonedible land into a highly sought-after protein source. “Aberdeen-Angus in particular, are a hardy breed, with capabilities of surviving on upland pasture as part of an extensive, low-input system.

“As a breed, they’re relatively easy-care and the breed’s size, demeanour, early maturing nature and marketable weight ensures they suit today’s retail market requirements, with a premium offer for Aberdeen-Angus cattle and a known brand that consumers feel they can trust.” As well as producing meat for the supply chain, he explains Aberdeen-Angus and other hardy, native breeds play an integral role in maintaining the biodiversity of the upland systems, by grazing-off rough grass species, allowing other native flora and fauna to establish. “Without these native breeds living on the uplands of our countryside, the UK would struggle to work towards the 2050 targets. We need a breed which can not only support in managing greenhouse gas emissions, by producing protein from grass in a low-input system in a short space of time, but which most importantly, can provide farmers with an enterprise that’s profitable and sought-after, to help weather the economic storm.” FG


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Beef, Sheep & Lambing Feed conversion efficiency in beef production can range from 60–300kg of growth per tonne of DM.

Taking control of your feed costs A well-mixed ration can significantly reduce feed cost/kg gain, through improvements to feed conversion efficiency, Keenan says. Feed is the most significant cost of producing beef and, as such, has an important bearing on total feed cost/kg gain. When determining the cost of home-grown feeds, input costs such as fuel and fertiliser should be considered, as well as other cost contributors to overall yield, utilisation and the avoidance of waste. For purchased feeds, the cost is largely dependent upon buying decisions, although it is essential to minimise/avoid wastage, particularly with moist feeds. Out of these feed input costs, the most important factor affecting overall feed cost/kg gain is feed conversion efficiency (FCE). By targeting, estimating and controlling FCE, you can achieve significant reductions in feed cost/kg gain, especially in the finishing period, when FCE is often poorer due to the increased energy costs of fat deposition. It follows that measurement and improvement of FCE should be a major key performance indicator of beef production. Keenan MechFiber diet feeders are unique in the proven nutritional benefits they deliver. Each is engineered to use a gentle mixing action to produce an evenly and thoroughly mixed, light and fluffy ration that is never over- or underprocessed. Independent trials show that the MechFiber ration retains the fibre structure to stimulate rumination, allowing greater absorption of energy and maximised FCE. Its composition also slows the passage of feed through the digestive tract. Synced to the InTouch feed management

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platform, the Keenan controller ensures all feed ingredients are consistently added in the correct order and ratio. By improving FCE through the provision of a well-mixed ration, rumen function can be optimised, even in situations where diets show high levels of starch. The system’s impact in terms of loading and mixing accuracy applies equally to beef and dairy systems. However, assessing FCE within the context of a beef system is not as immediately apparent because weight gain cannot be recorded daily. At best, an assessment would have to be made based on weights taken at 3–4-week intervals, but many farmers do not weigh cattle regularly. Using well-developed models to predict animal growth from several easily defined inputs, the InTouch system can monitor weekly performance, predict FCE, measure total feed costs and provide an estimation of total feed cost/kg gain. This data informs decisions on the most appropriate feeding strategy. FG

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Healthy soil, healthy stock The Ceres Sub-Line Grassland Subsoiler is a low-cost, but highly efficient way to rejuvenate and sustain healthy grazing land, by relieving compression from livestock, water and general traffic, with minimal disturbance, according to machinery brand Ceres. The Ceres Sub-Line is designed to achieve the maximum efficiency from your soil by lifting and shattering compaction, allowing air, water and nutrients to flow into the substructure, thus enabling the roots and microbacteria to fulfil their potential. The strong environmental credentials of this machine include its contoured, low-draft legs, which

are mounted in-line, achieving great lift and shatter with minimal horsepower and fuel consumption. It also helps water dissipate through the soil structure, preventing flash run-off, or worse, standing water that will further compact the soil, deprive the soil of oxygen and emit greenhouse gases. Additionally, like all Ceres machinery, the Sub-Line is designed, built and manufactured

in the UK, reducing its carbon footprint. Ceres says the Sub-Line is suitable for all levels of pasture management, including contractors and farmers, and as it has been designed for UK soils, it can be more effective than other more expensive machines. The leading discs have independent suspension to help

prevent damage to the discs and overload and shock of bearings. All of the discs can be adjusted with one handle, which has six working positions and one out-of-work position. The discs can be kept in their optimum working position, cutting through the sward cleanly, allowing the leg to pass through without tearing the surface. Each of the legs are mounted on the substantial frame, with two M16 shear bolts for protection. The legs, knock on points and all other wearing components are widely available, which reduces cost and downtime. It is equipped with a 460mm flat rear roller, which has simple dual turn-buckle adjustment to control the working depth of the machine, and leaves a neat, level finish across the width of the work. There is a galvanised, adjustable scraper mounted within the roller arms to prevent congestion and build-up. The Sub-Line is available from a single leg machine up to a four-leg machine. All sizes are compatible with Category 2 linkage, from 40–190hp. Other variants can be designed and built to order, including optional trailing harrow and over-seeder. FG

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Tractor importer moves to new location As part of the continued growth and development of Kioti UK Ltd, the importer of Kioti compact tractors, UTVs and zero turn mowers has moved to a new, single location, effective from October 2020. The new location is centrally located, just outside St Neots in Cambridgeshire, on a spacious farm-based industrial estate. General manager Patrick Desmond said: “This represents an exciting step forward in the evolution of Kioti UK. Despite the trying circumstances of 2020, the Kioti products have sold well in ever-increasing numbers. “This location is ideal for us and

has space available allowing us to grow further in the coming years. We look forward to being able to give to our customers old, new and future an increased level of service.” The business began trading in 2016, promoting and selling new Kioti products and continuing support for the existing Kioti compact tractor units and diesel utility side-by-side vehicles in the UK, sold by the original importer since 2001. It is owned by the POLS group in Holland. Kioti UK’s new address is: Unit 11, Eltisley Business Park, St Neots, Cambs, PE19 6TB. The telephone number remains unchanged: 01480 401512. FG

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Wide range of livestock supplies available this winter Essex-based company Di’s Supplies offers personalised advice on all types of farm livestock equipment and sundries, including handling systems, feeding equipment, parasite control, supplements and fencing. Fixed and portable handling systems are available for cattle and sheep, using components from Bateman, IAE, Ritchie and Shearwell, to name a few, as well as electronic identification and weighing systems. Feeding equipment can be portable or fixed, comprising of feed barriers, Hesston feeders, ring feeders, beef feeders, troughs and hayracks, along with drinking troughs from IAE, Bateman, Ritchie and Portquip. Internal and external parasite

control is also catered for with pour ons, drenches and injections. Dallas Keith and Crystalyx products are represented in the form of mineral and feed buckets as well as liquid supplements. Other products in the extensive range include electric fencing, stock fencing, barbed wire, gates wooden and galvanised, posts and rail fencing, water pipe and fittings. With winter setting in, the company also has bird scaring products to keep vermin away from crops. Di’s Supplies is also selling Christmas trees again this year and promises visitors a warm welcome this season at its shop at Whitesbridge Farm, Margaretting, in Essex. FG

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THE NEW TRAILING SHOE LINKAGE Precision in a new dimension. Better distribution accuracy, an unbeatable slurry disposal, long service life, simplest Assembly and retrofitting – the innovative new trailing shoe linkage BlackBird from Vogelsang is unique in the market. Because everything depends on placing the manure right there where it can optimally unfold its effect: at the foot of the plants. For better Plant growth, less nutrient loss and lower environmental impact. Characteristic for Vogelsang. Leading in Technology. vogelsang.info – Sion Williams 07817 986561

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Muck & Slurry The AT5105 with five wheels and a 550hp engine is the top model in the Ploeger range of application tractors.

Power on the land The topic of this month’s Power on the Land is muck and slurry equipment, brought to you as always by Mike Williams. The benefits available from investment in improved manure and slurry handling efficiency can include better utilisation of fertiliser replacement values, and minimising pollution risks can also be an important factor. Improved spreading accuracy combined with reduced ammonia losses are among the benefits claimed by the recently introduced dribble bar and trailing shoe applicators in the Major Equipment range. Both are based on a 7.5m working width, with 30 outlets spaced at 26cm intervals, and they are designed for retrofitting to slurry tankers using a rear-door mounting system. Both applicators are equipped with a Vogelsang macerator, and they have a galvanised finish. A galvanised finish is also available on Major slurry tankers, with a painted finish as an option. The tanker range includes tandem axle models with

approximate load capacities from 9,100–18,200 litres, and its Alpine series models have a single dropped axle to lower the centre of gravity and reduce the ground pressure. Major tankers have internal baffles to reduce surge movements while travelling, and the tank is mounted on a separate chassis for strength. The BlackBird trailing shoe application system, recently added to the Vogelsang slurry equipment range, is designed to deliver the plant nutrients more accurately while reducing the contamination risks and the environmental impact. It is designed as a retro-fit attachment to an existing slurry tanker, and Vogelsang offers a wide range of mounting systems for different tanker makes. Design features include keeping the centre of gravity close to the rear of the tanker to provide optimum weight distribution plus

precise placement control for the liquid in the soil. BlackBird working widths are from 12–24m, hose outlets are spaced at 25cm and the transport width is 2.95m. New developments in the SlurryKat equipment range are the Premium Plus front hose reelers with three models providing 600, 800 and 1,000m hose capacities. Design improvements compared with the previous SK series introduced 12 years ago include 30 per cent weight reduction, the open reel format has adjustable sections, and the new tubular design has special coupling sockets to clamp the hose at the start of the rolling-up process. Only two parking stands are needed instead of four previously, a 20cm increase in ground clearance when parked simplifies mounting or removal on a large tractor and there is an increase in the torque available for the drive system. Equipment in the SlurryKat range also includes a selection of

tankers, umbilical systems and storage tanks, as well as pumps and mixers. Design improvements introduced by Ktwo on the Mk 5 versions of its Bio and Evo series manure spreaders include using flared body sides to increase the load capacity, and the body shape also helps the emptying process by reducing the risk of bridging. There are nine models in both the Bio and the Evo series with maximum load capacities up to 36t, and with single, tandem or triple axles, and they all have four-bed chains with 128t breaking strain. The Bio series spreaders have continued over…

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Muck & Slurry Ploeger tractor units, with either three or five powered wheels, are made in Holland and designed for application work using either a tanker body for liquids or a moving floor spreader for farmyard manure and material such as compost. Power is supplied by Scania engines delivering 400–550hp, with hydraulic drive to the single front wheel while single or tandem rear axles are powered mechanically with a 40kph maximum travel speed. Equipment includes a Claas Vista 2 cab, the solid manure spreading bodies with rear delivery are supplied by Tebbe and feature weighing equipment, and load capacities are up to 25t for the fivewheel model with an 18m spreading width. Slurry tank capacities are 8,000 or 12,000 litres, and boom widths are up to 21m. The six tractor models in the Tafe range imported by Tractors UK were originally designed and built by Massey Ferguson. Although replaced many years ago in the Massey Ferguson range, they are still built in large numbers in India, and for UK customers they offer smallscale, low-cost power to meet special requirements, such as working as yard tractors for manure or bale handling on livestock farms.

A Major Equipment Alpine series slurry tanker working with the recently updated Major dribble bar attachment.

The two 37hp models are twowheel drive, with four-wheel drive optional on the 47 and 60hp models, and there are also optional extras that can be added for yard scraping such

as radiator guards, wider wheels and LED worklights. For general agricultural work, a standard or level lift loader can also be fitted. FG

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twin horizontal beaters and are recommended for an even spread of high value manures such as poultry litter, while the Evo series with twin vertical beaters have a reputation for high output spreading. Ktwo also offers the Mk 6 Duo series spreaders, which already feature the design improvements, and the range also includes the smaller Eco series spreaders. Spreader options from HiSpec Engineering Ltd include slurry tankers – there are two flail chain Side Spreader models with the versatility to handle yard manure, slurry or a mixture of both, plus the distinctive Xcel 1250 rear delivery spreader equipped with a shredding rotor and twin spreading discs. The Xcel uses a moving floor with four hydraulically-powered chains, and an electric control can be added to regulate the delivery rate to the spreading mechanism. The Xcel has a 12t load capacity, a recent increase in the spreading disc rotation speed boosted the distribution width to 24m, the typical time for emptying a load of yard manure is between 3–5 minutes, and the flow rate for liquid manure can be varied by adjusting the galvanised slurry door.


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Muck & Slurry The booms fold vertically to reduce the transport width and allow access to the tractor hitch.

New dribble bars available in eight widths to 24m Manufactured at a new facility in Suffolk, Tramspread has launched the new Suffolk range of dribble bars, ranging in width from 6–24m. Boom widths from 6–15m fold vertically and feature automatic transport latches with safety lock. These can be fitted to tankers or tractors as umbilical applicators. The 24m boom neatly and horizontally folds around the tractor’s cab without impairing the operator’s vision. “The low profile does not block the view out of the rear of the tractor and the position of the swinging arm does not compromise the tractor’s pick-up hitch. This allows the tractor to tow a pump or reeler whilst the dribble bars are fitted,” explains Tramspread managing director, Terry Baker.

Dribble bars from 6–12m feature a single macerator and tractor spool valve controls. The 12m version is also available with twin macerators, which are fitted on the 15m and 24m models as standard. All twin macerator dribble bars benefit from electro-hydraulic folding mechanisms, with power beyond, operated from cab-mounted controls. Left- and right-hand geometric control is standard on all twin macerator dribble bars, and allows for independent boom adjustment – a feature that will help those spreading on undulating land. “This feature enables the boom height to

be adjusted for field gradient and outcrops,” says Mr Baker. The Suffolk range has pipework designed for flow meters and slurry monitors to be retro-fitted using the Tramspread Isobus Raven Box. “This transmits monitoring and mapping data to a monitor in the cab, which should encourage all users to test and measure slurry to make the most of its nutrients,” says Mr Baker. “We have focused on connectivity and automation for easy management and recording,” he adds. All booms up to 15m are made of galvanised steel, whilst the larger 24m model has an aluminium

“Without doubt the Major Alpine is the most stable tanker available.”

Independent boom control enables the geometry of the booms to be adjusted for undulating land.

construction. “The balance of strength and weight is important. Spreading umbilically is only better for the land if the weight of the dribble bar is not too high. We chose aluminium to reduce the weight, which will also reduce soil compaction,” concludes Mr Baker. FG


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“Our focus is on using all of our resources wisely” West Cork dairy farmers Victor and Rita Jennings run a herd of 160 pedigree Holstein Friesians. Their new 2300 Alpine tanker with Major trailing shoe applicator efficiently recycles farm waste products back onto their 190 acres of grassland. acreage, we chose high-yielding Holstein Friesians and use a zerograzing system. Recycling our farm waste products has been the most cost-effective production method for us. Our focus is on using all of our resources wisely.” A ZG80 zero-grazer feeds directly to the cows on an ad-lib basis. Within 4–5 days after the grass has been harvested, Victor uses his Major Alpine

Getting the most from their home farm acreage has been the prime goal for husband and wife farming team Victor and Rita, who moved into dairying in 2010. Land availability adjacent to the parlour was always the limiting factor for expanding their herd, so in 2015 the family purchased a zero grazer. “For us, to get the best from our herd on a comparatively small

Tanker with a Major 7.5m trailing shoe to apply slurry at the rate of 2,500 gallons/acre. Within 25–30 days, the crop is ready for harvesting and feeding to the cows. “The grass responds well to the slurry, applied with the trailing shoe with minimal grass contamination, and we are soon round to harvesting again,” explained Victor. “Because it applies the slurry right where it’s

needed, it helps to avoid losses from both evaporation and surface run-off, which is financially beneficial as well as being environmentally considerate. Using a tanker system is the most convenient approach for our operation. We reviewed the market and, without doubt, the Major Alpine was the most stable and steady tanker available.” The Jennings’ purchased their 2300 Alpine tanker though local dealer Atkins Farm Machinery. It is designed for undulating ground and has a ‘dropped’ axle which gives it a much lower centre of gravity and is therefore much safer than ordinary tankers, the manufacturer says. “It is built using a separate chassis system which reduces stress on the tank, so it’s a lot more durable than the average tanker. With the large tyres we are using, we get less compaction – even in the wet,” explained Victor. “That’s an important benefit, because we are regularly applying slurry to the pastures and we always want to avoid compaction.” Victor and Rita’s eldest son Daniel added: “I also find it very smooth on the rough country backroads. What’s even nicer is that we get all these benefits from the Major Alpine tanker yet it is highly competitive on price. FG


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Ploeger recently introduced a new model dry fertiliser application model – the AT4103 DFNMS.

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Innovation in range of dry fertiliser application machinery Ploeger’s AT range of three- and five-wheel muck and slurry applicators are becoming a common sight in European fields, the company says. Further innovations in the range have now been launched by Ploeger, with the introduction of the AT4103 Dry Fertiliser Nutrient Management System (DFNMS). Equipped with a choice of bodies from either Bredal or New Leader, they have been designed for maximum manoeuvrability and operational efficiency. Wet ground conditions often hamper dry fertiliser application when using tractors and towed applicators, but the three-wheel trike design of Ploeger’s AT4103, with one wheel in one track, offers

contractors the potential ability to run during wetter periods. Ploeger UK area sales manager Steven Skipper commented: “Feedback from current Ploeger applicator users have highlighted the extreme driver comfort and ease of control, as well as exceptional visibility from the Claas Vista 2 cabin. The higher operational efficiency of the AT range means the machines can run faster in the fields. Reducing driver fatigue while operating at speed was a key factor when we designed the AT range.” Additionally, a liquid fertiliser variant fitted with a tank, fabricated in stainless steel, will also be available later this year in the UK. FG

HiSpec Engineering Ltd is offering an in-house trailing shoe solution in 7.5 and 9m working widths, to complement its tanker range. It features a robust chassis-mounted mast to ensure the tanker and shoe are perfectly balanced, and that the shoe is properly supported to the tanker. The trailing shoes feature double folding to reduce the overall height for transportation and both fill points and splash plate can be used at the rear without any modifications, explains main dealer SAS Agri. The 9m shoe features hydraulic self-levelling, whereby each arm of the trailing shoe will lift as it passes over a side incline. This ensures the shoe works perfectly over the incline and the

pressure on the outer boots is reduced. Additionally, hardened trailing shoes gently part the grass sideways and allow the slurry to be placed onto the ground via a specialised rubber boot. The grass covering prevents valuable nutrients escaping and slurry placement to the roots ensures a reduced grazing turn-around. HiSpec uses Vogelsang’s Exacut to distribute the slurry evenly to the hoses. The trailing shoe is galvanised as standard and features an independent LED lighting bar. SAS Agri is also a main dealer for Philip Watkins, and a specialist in Bunning and ECE spares. It sells new and used spreaders, tankers and trailers from the family farm in Norfolk. FG




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Full range of future-proof slurry handling solutions With legislation due to come into force in 2025 which will restrict the application of slurry to the use of low-emission spreading equipment, the only approved slurry spreading techniques will be shallow injectors, trailing shoes or dribble bars. Greencrop offers a range of dirty water and slurry spreading solutions, allowing customers to spread slurry/ waste/dirty water from livestock farms, washing plants and AD plants. Products available include a full selection of vacuum tankers and a great budget range of dribble bars, up to 9m spreading width, which can be mounted onto existing vacuum tankers from the rear door without having to weld on any mounting brackets, with the ability to still use

the splash plate if needed. The machines are very closecoupled to the tanker, thus preventing weight being too far back from the tanker. The machines are fitted with lights, and the 7m wide and upward machines have boom brake backs, for added boom protection. The units are fitted with an easy access single or twin, horizontal macerator which is self-sharpening and reversable, with 50mm outlets and pipes (meaning less blockage) at


250mm spacings. A manual gate valve before the inlet to the macerator, controls the flow rate you require. The company’s range of dribble bars range from 6–12m with single macerator on tanker models, with twin macerators on umbilical machines from 9m upward. However, Greencrop says it can make a range of dribble bars that can mount onto a tanker. These machines can also be removed and used as an umbilical machine.

Trailing shoes range from 6–12m tanker-mounted, 6–9m umbilicalmounted, or up to 9m as both tanker/umbilical. Shallow injectors range from 3–6m. Greencrop can also offer a range of other umbilical equipment, including pumps, layflat hose reelers, Oroflex layflat hose, splash plates, flow meters and monitoring systems. Meanwhile, the company has introduced a full range of vacuum tankers from 900–5,000 gallons, with auto-fill arms, dual pumps, single, tandem and tri self-steer axles and more. It also imports the Sepcom range of horizontal and vertical screw press separators, for digestant and slurry, which the company reckons provide consistent quality of separation, are low maintenance, and offer reduced running costs for improved plant performance. The offering includes the Sepcom range of pumps mixers, plus the new patented micro filter to complete the final stages of separation. Furthermore, Greencrop states it can also offer a full range of dirty water spreading equipment. FG

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Planning systems to cover slurry stores Farms with slurry need to be planning to cover their tanks and lagoons, promising real financial returns and worthwhile environmental benefits. By reducing ammonia emissions from your slurry, you greatly increase the available nitrogen and control odour problems. Last winter, some farmers lost up to 30 per cent of their storage capacity due to rainwater ending up in the slurry, which also resulted in their cost of spreading going up by 30 per cent. The ability to harvest and utilise this rainwater can turn it into a valuable asset. Agri Environmental Group (AEG) says it works with customers to decide on the type of cover you need, what benefits you want and what challenges you need to overcome, for example: • Keeping water out of your storage • Utilising that water

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Agitating your slurry Mixing under a cover Separating your slurry Spreading your extra nitrogen without losing it to atmosphere • Ensuring the tank can withstand the stress of a tension cover. AEG aims to help guide customers to develop a solution, offering Genatex floating covers, tension covers, a choice of agitators, separators, pumps, pipe work and lagoon liners. Solutions to reduce your ammonia losses by up to 80 per cent include Genatex 850, which is a high UV light-resistant, highly flexible, reinforced PVC which has been developed to withstand high winds. If keeping water out is not a priority but agitation is, AEG is the distributor for LECA AeroTop, which controls emissions and allows the easy mixing of slurry. FG

The Indian-built TAFE tractor has proven to be the ideal yard scraper tractor, according to sole UK importer Tractors UK. Some customers are completing in excess of 4,000 trouble-free hours of yard scraping per year, making this one of the lowest running-cost tractors on the market, the company says. Tractors UK recently delivered seven tractors to a dairy farm to add to their existing TAFE fleet for use at their dairy units, producing milk for their cheese production facility. These versatile and reliable tractors are ideal for general farm maintenance and are particularly useful when manoeuvring in tight spaces, according to the importer. They are suitable for operating front loaders as well as toppers, post drivers or other machinery to the rear. Specifications include: 3-cylinder 37hp, 47hp and 60hp engines; 8-speed gearbox; hydrostatic power steering; 2 or 4wd; roll bar or cab;

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Irish manufacturer launches micro trailing shoe Mastek Ltd, one of Ireland’s leading slurry equipment manufacturers, has launched a brand-new product – the Mastek Micro trailing shoe. The company says it continues to have great success with its Professional Universal Dribble Bar (PUDB), with sales of over 2,000 units to date, and now Mastek has launched a brand-new 7.5m Micro trailing shoe. This tanker-mounted trailing shoe is designed to provide the ultimate value to the farmer, with a simpler design that’s easier to

operate compared to its Eco Trailing Shoe and other trailing shoes on the market, the company reckons. Like the Eco Trailing Shoe, each spring is capable of putting up to 8kg of pressure on the coulter to ensure the slurry is placed under the grass cover and to prevent grass contamination. The machine is light, yet very strong and robust, with a specially


designed hydraulic system where it lifts and tilts for headland turning, and folds the booms for transport with one single hydraulic service. The Mastek Micro trailing shoe can be fitted to existing tankers that are equipped with brackets, or on all new tankers. After the renowned success of its award-winning SuperCut Macerator, alongside the Micro trailing shoe Mastek has launched the SuperCut Micro Macerator, which is designed for smaller applicators. Mastek’s managing director Paul Quinn,

explains: “The SuperCut macerator was designed for our 12m booms, which have 48 outlets. When we were using our SuperCut macerator on 7.5m applicators, only 28 of these outlets were required. Our new SuperCut Micro macerator is specifically designed for smaller applicators, where it is much more efficient and 35 per cent lighter.” Just like its big brother, it is capable of macerating high fibre slurry, plastic and other foreign objects. It is also capable of distributing slurry evenly on uneven ground. FG


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Recently launched retro fit dribble bar saves costs Conor Engineering is one of the leading manufacturers of slurry and muck handling equipment in the UK and Ireland, it says, manufacturing high-quality slurry tanks ranging in size from 1,100–5,500 gallons. Specialising in making bespoke tanks, and with over 200 optional extras, 32 different models to choose from and 44 different wheel options, Conor Engineering reckons that anything the customer requires can be made. The centre of gravity of the Conor recessed tandem axle tank is much lower than that of many of its competitors. It is built on a tandem suspension with parabolic springs, and is extremely stable and safe at high speed and on hilly ground. Offering a wide range of dribble bars and trailing shoes ranging in size from 6.4–18m, Conor also recently launched its

Farmpro dribble bar, which can be retro-fitted to a farmer’s existing tank without needing any welding. The cost savings on fertiliser and the environmental benefits of using a trailing shoe or dribble bar have been well-documented through independent research and testing. Another offering by the company is the Conor rear discharge muck spreader, which is a durable, heavy duty product designed with the contractor in mind. It is a well kittedout machine, with important equipment such as a wide angle PTO and torque clutch included as standard. The machine is designed with strength and durability in mind; as standard it is fitted with 15mm hardox tips and the base of the beater is made from 15mm plate. FG

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After the successful 2016 launch of Borger’s separators, the company has released a new, affordable, 25m³/h model, suitable for dairy farmers with herds of up to 150 – and for smallscale biogas operators. The compact Bioselect RC 25 (which complements Borger’s existing range of up to 40m³/h, 75m³/h and 150m³/h separators), provides easy and highly effective separation of slurry, the company says. Reducing storage volume and creating effective fertilisation with the liquid phase or use of solids as bedding material, the Separator can be fully installed or used as a mobile unit, consistently achieving Dry Solids (DS) content up to 38 per cent. The Bioselect 25m³/h model allows the user to adjust the length of the dewatering chamber to their specific requirements for enhanced separation efficiency. To ensure optimal utilisation and long service life, Borger manufactures ready-to-connect, complete units with separator, Borger rotary

lobe pump and control unit that synchronises the operation of the components. Upon request, Borger can also take care of the construction of the frame or the trailer. The company has also developed a new frame concept for its separators – customised using a modular principle depending on the amount of space available at the customers’ premises. For the Bioselect RC 25, the frame can be equipped with a three-point-hitch frame, making it possible to relocate the entire unit quickly and easily using a tractor. FG

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Spread the load better with twin floor chains Image of a Ktwo spreader from above showing the material moving along the four chains, clearing the whole load.

British manufacturer Ktwo designs its muck spreaders with twin floor chains to ensure an increased longevity, exceptional reliability, and a better spread of product, along with many additional benefits over a single chain design, the company says. The floor chains in muck spreaders convey the material towards the rotors and require a constant and even feed to ensure all the load is spread accurately. Traditionally, the market saw larger ‘trailer type’ 2m wide muck

spreaders, designed using single floor chain systems but, when a large amount of material was tipped into them, it did not support the floor well so it would bow and eventually stove in, impinging on the conveyor system. The twin floor chain system

naturally gives a more robust floor slat, but also permits support to the centre of the spreader floor. Ktwo muck spreaders have a flared body throughout, which gives an increased volume capacity but also allows a stronger floor design, the company states. By starting to taper from the floor, the innovative design acts as a funnel to help move materials down to the chains, increasing volume and allowing for easier emptying with less bridging. ‘’A single chain is a simple system that allows for easier slat bending and requires a bigger and more clumsy chain to achieve the required pulling capacity,’’ explained Ktwo senior design engineer Ashley Knibb. “Plus it suffers from inherently more chain wear on the gearbox drive side,” Ktwo service and parts manager Stewart Freeman further observed. Spreading the load across a twin system, with four chains and two runs of slats, means it is not imposing such a big load onto the slats, a smaller

more compact chain can be used and the floor is supported better. With the exception of the Ktwo Bio, which has more slats to give a very accurate rotor feed, Ktwo models have staggered chains to further help feed the rotors and ensure an even output and accurate coverage of the looser, lighter product, which is especially noticeable when spreading high value materials such as lime with the use of the slurry door to meter the load. The company’s muck spreaders include a sprocketed front roller with integral cleaning scrapers. This gives positive engagement with the chain ensuring the chains remain timed and aligned, with a consistent flow of material and preventing the chain from derailing should a foreign object get into the drive roller, thus every slat bending if one should fail. Ktwo managing director, Robbie Polson says: ‘’We have had great feedback from customers moving from a single slat spreader to our twin floor chain spreaders. Not only does it help spread the load better, it allows for easy maintenance.’’ FG

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Fire safety when working with slurry Working with slurry is a particularly hazardous activity, with key dangers being drowning in slurry tanks, and asphyxiation by toxic gases from slurry in storage. As some slurry gases, such as methane, are also flammable, there is a risk they could ignite and cause a fire or explosion. With this in mind, it is essential to avoid creating a naked flame, for example by lighting a cigarette or during welding, and ensure that your farm is equipped with sufficient fire extinguishers that are suitable for this situation, says manufacturer Cherry Products.

The company’s new Next Generation composite fire extinguishers use high performance foam and pulse technology and can be used for a wide range of fires, avoiding the need for multiple extinguisher types on farm. They can be used on electrical fires, Class A fires (combustible fuelled, such as wood, paper, cloth, rubber and many plastics) and Class B fires (flammable liquid or flammable gas fuelled). The extinguishers, which use technology pioneered by motor racing, defence, aircraft and aerospace industries, outperform traditional 13A foam extinguishers by more than double and are rated as 34A. In addition, Cherry says customers save an average of 47 per cent on costs over a 10-year period compared to traditional extinguishers, as service and maintenance costs are eliminated. For slurry safety advice, visit: www.yellowwellies. org/working-with-slurry. FG



Cut costs, straw and muck by 50 per cent Straw-spreading machine Spreada-Bale can halve straw usage, muck and costs for all livestock farmers using straw as a bedding material this season, the manufacturer says. Farmers commonly report a 50 per cent straw saving over manual spreading with square bales, and up to 35 per cent for round bales. This results in 50 per cent less muck and makes for 50 per cent cost savings, reports Spread-a-Bale’s Michael Hughes. “Unlike other mechanical blowers and spreaders, Spread-a-Bale’s spreading rotors gently accelerate the straw, they tease the bale apart including those hard slabs, and they throw it with minimum dust generation. The original length of the straw is retained, making for a firmer

uniform bed which eventually makes for easier spreading,” he says. “Less muck to spread should enhance the unit’s management system and also reduce its carbon emissions.” Among those using Spread-a-Bale is the University of Liverpool Institute of Veterinary Science, Wood Park Farm, home to a 220-cow dairy herd. Compared to its previous operations using a grab to shake out the straw, the university reported increased efficiency and effectiveness. Bale usage was reduced by 50 per cent, making savings sufficient to cover over 100 per cent return on capital investment in less than 12 months. At the same time, quality of the bed remained the same, and the low level of mastitis cases was maintained. FG




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Using 3D technology to boost dairy businesses Wolfenden Concrete has invested in 3D modelling technology to help dairy farmers plan for a cost-effective and efficient future. Herd housing and slurry management can’t be delayed by build problems, which is why Wolfenden has invested in Tekla 3D modelling software – the tool of choice for some of the world’s largest engineering firms – adapting it to suit the needs of dairy farmers and helping to avoid nasty surprises and costly oversights. Having an accurate 3D model of a proposed build means easy communication throughout any project, the company says. Sometimes, Wolfenden will be given an architectural drawing which it uses to establish product requirements, creating a 3D model shared with everyone involved in the build. Alternatively, in the design of new slurry facilities for example, a farmer may specify tank size and what passageways and space they want

for the tank layout – in which case, the company works out how best to meet requirements, specifying the most appropriate products. Even with just a rough sketch, it says it can create a full 3D model incorporating product requirements which are transparent and easily communicated. Customers often rely on its expertise in calculating storage requirements and designing the model – allowing farmers to focus on how many cows to be housed and how often they will want to clean out the finished facilities. Whatever the starting point, Wolfenden says it maintains clear communication with everyone on the project. Having a 3D model makes it easier to visualise the final building, and farmers can see clearly what they are getting for their money. Clashes are easily spotted in 3D,

for example where initial angles and joints won’t work in the real landscape. Addressing issues at the modelling stage can reduce material wastage, meaning the right products are specified prior to manufacture and work on-site runs more smoothly with fewer costly unplanned stoppages. During the build, Wolfenden’s expert staff are on hand. CAD technician Jade Moody comments: “We are continually expanding what we do with 3D modelling to help farmers and engineers – from

design through to completion – so that everything we do at Wolfenden contributes to a cost-effective, welldesigned and snag-free build.” Saving time and money, Wolfenden says its investment in world-class modelling software is testament to its commitment to UK dairy, and its emphasis on quality and value for money as leaders in agricultural concrete. FG

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Silver Edition models mark company’s 25-year celebration Schaffer is marking 25 years of its telescopic wheel loaders with the launch of two Silver Edition models. This special promotion sees the popular 8620 T and 9640 T get an anniversary equipment package at an extra special price. Schaffer is well known for creating solutions tailored to its customers’ needs – with all of its loaders available with a wide range of customisable options. For the special Silver Editions, the company has brought together an equipment package that includes some of the most popular options for performance, safety and operator comfort. This includes low cab, 40k Eco mode, boom suspension, comfort pack, headlight covers, LEDs, load sensing hydraulics and much more, offering significant savings to the customer, Schaffer says. The Schaffer 8620 T has proved to be a huge success since its launch and is packed with many of the company’s latest

smart technologies developed for lower fuel consumption, reduced maintenance, increased comfort and eco-friendliness. The Schaffer 9640 T is one of the biggest machines in the German manufacturer’s range and has become a firm favourite for its robust yet agile performance, combined with efficiency and comfort. Contact your Schaffer dealer to find out more about this special offer, available now. Find your nearest dealer at www.schafferuk. com/find-your-dealer FG



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• 12/24m spraying and Liquid fertiliser application • Claydon drilling • Claydon Terrastar (also for hire) • Grassland operations/paddock maintenance • Tractor/Telehandler with operator All operations carried out with GPS

Phone Edward to discuss

07767 167821 Covering Halesworth and surrounding areas

T M Matthews & Sons Agricultural Contractors & Forage Merchants Hay and Haylage Making – 80×47cm baler Grassland Services Combination Drilling – 3m

Greencrop Forage & Contracting Ltd greencropforage@gmail.com

07811 125312

CONCRETE CRUSHING & DEMOLITION Any thickness of concrete or reinforcing easily dealt with Willing to buy unwanted concrete 360o diggers, loading shovels, tractors & trailers – for hire with operators Cherry Tree Farm, Tibenham, Norfolk NR16 1PJ


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Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Specialising in providing a reliable service for smaller beet growers

• Hedge Cutting • Flail Mowing • Direct Drilling with Horsch CO4 • Tractor Driver Hire with 200 HP

Sugar Beet Harvesting and Drilling 12 & 18 row mulch coulter drills, RTK guidance with section control

Contact Tom for price and availability

• Min-till cultivations • Ploughing, combination drilling • Round baling and wrapping • Conventional baling • Mowing, tedding and raking • Whole farm contracting

Contact Paul on 07768 847878 Cambridgeshire



Covering East Anglia e: tom@tdagri.co.uk t: 07908 656097



Unique self-contained, self-loading machine working in Suffolk/Essex/Norfolk

Office: 01728 627788

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Recycling your waste concrete on your farm/site to give you a valuable end product. No minimum quantity

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Simon Oliver mobile: 07860 207166 www.crushertrucks.co.uk


Contact us: 07880 793399

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P. BOWERS Construction

David Cook Drainage & Ancillary Works

Agricultural Contractor

Contact Peter

Hedge Cutting

From livestock, grain stores, straw sheds and workshops (industrial and agricultural) All groundworks undertaken, from drainage to concreting! Lagoons and water holding/sewage treatment plants, etc, also carried out

07944 272 762 • peterbowers6@gmail.com

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Specialising in Ditching & Coppicing (shear & grab) Cuts & holds 14” diameter wood


For all your 360º Digger work building needs...

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07771 665720


Services offered...



07957 870362

chris@whittonsfarms.co.uk East Anglia 75642


Chris Whitton

Carlton Farm, Cattle Dyke, Gorefield, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 4NR UK NATIONWIDE EUROPEAN Tel: 01945 410099 • 07850 731409 www.adowningengineers.co.uk LOW LOADER SERVICES

OSG Agri Hire Ltd is a family run business based on the Hertfordshire/Essex border providing trailer hire, tractor hire, contract bale chasing and other agricultural services Get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements and discover the advantages of working with OSG Agri Hire Ltd

OSG Contracting Work

∙ Hedgecutting Services (7.5m reach hedgecutter inc 1.6m head & verge cutting equipment) ∙ Slurry Tanking ∙ Trailer Work ∙ Land Work Applications

Contract Bale Chasing

∙ Experienced Contract Bale Chasing service operating across East Anglia ∙ Using 2 QM Extra Heath bale chasers & 2 JCB Fastracs ∙ Bale sizes: 3 x 4 ∙ Priced on a per bale basis

Trailer Hire

∙ 18t/16t Grain & Silage Trailers ∙ 18t Dump Trailers ∙ Flatbed Trailers

JCB 4220 Fastrac Hire

Please contact OSG Agri Hire for more information

07804 823484 • 01279 815319 • e: ollie@osgagrihire.co.uk • www.osgagrihire.co.uk 75649

∙ Available with or without an Operator ∙ Available on short or long term hire


JC B FO H R ydr H ad IR i E g

• Hiab crane lorry with 14m reach • Supplied with driver • Machinery movements • Container/portacabin movements • Lifting & placement of marine craft • Vehicle recovery

For all your specialist movements

• Ditches & Dykes • Reservoirs & Waterways • Supplied with operator • Other specialist works carried out

Get in touch for a competitive quotation t: 01366 500828 e: info@gloveragriculture.co.uk • www.gloveragriculture.co.uk

Get in touch for a competitive quotation! t: 01366 500828 Stephen Navey: 07771 552540 e: info@gloverhaulage.co.uk • www.gloverhaulage.co.uk

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Specialist Agricultural Spraying Contractor


Suspension Fertiliser & Avadex application available now To discuss the above please contact

Philip Clarke 01728 688360 or 07850 710996 or e-mail: Plunkettsb@aol.com


agricultural and equine

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Farms, Agricultural Contractors, Plant Hire & Earthmover

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ED FELLOWES 07976 668314

■ Full farm contracts ■ 24m spraying & 24m fertiliser spreading ■ Muck, Limex 45 & 70 and lime spreading ■ Set aside topping ■ Combining and all cultivations

25 years’ experience in used tyre disposal Registered Environment Agency Waste carrier/collector National bulk collections in articulated trailers Mixed tyres accepted Forklift and plant tracks accepted Competitive prices • Excellent service





Chris Ingram – Intowaste Ltd

07860 670 201 email chris@intowaste.co.uk www.intowaste.co.uk


Andrew 07860 262196 Hill Farm, Wissett, Halesworth




Established since 1956 - based in Cambridgeshire


Facebook: G C Dixon and Son

AGRICULTRAL CONTRAC TORS Covering all arable operations, including:  Heavy / light cultivations  Mole draining  Drilling  Rape drilling  Spraying  24m Avadex application  Combining  Mowing / tedding / raking  Baling and chasing  Hedge cutting  360º digger work Wheat, barley and rape straw wanted in the swath

For more information on our stubble to stubble and full farm contract options, please contact: DAN 07831761157 or NOEL 07702341374 EMAIL: info@gcdixonandson.co.uk


18 row mulch drill with GPS guidance, tramlining, variable seeding, swath control & liquid fertiliser application SUGAR HOEING 12 & 18 row • WEED WIPING




15t Bunnings with flotation tyres & wide spreading rotors


For high quality results and prompt service call

01526 322654 and 07976 550635 mail@philipbaumber.co.uk Scopwick, Lincolnshire


Agricultural & Landscaping Throughout East Anglia

Contact Peter 07966 184580 • 01787 277710 email peter@pcrawfordltd.co.uk 74650


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GM Plant

30 Harwich Road • Ardleigh Essex • CO7 7LS


Collins Farming & Forestry

t: 01206 230662 m: 07850 888002 e: phil@livertonltd.co.uk

Gary Moores 13 ton excavator/operator All machine work undertaken


Services Ltd


07768 383797 Great Dunmow Essex CM6 1WN






14 & 8 ton excavators with operators for complete works, from surveying/setting out to excavations & finishing, using various attachments including flail hedgecutting, tree shears, tilt grading bucket, muck fork...

Don’t let timber quality deteriorate Safely harvest while it has value!

Covering Leeds, York, Harrogate & surrounding areas

Call Rod for a quote on your project


Operated excavators with over 20 years experience

• ash and poplar dismantling and purchase • hedge and woodland coppicing • site clearance • felling licence applications • contract chipping • supplier of dried and screened woodchip

pond & lake construction & de-silting | ditch maintenance & re-profiling site & land clearance | lane & track repairs | golf course shaping works bulk excavations | earthmoving | groundworks | landscaping projects shed base preparation | tractor & dump trailer/low loader hire All operators are CPCS certified & trained

07766 666716 • email info@greenscontractors.co.uk • www.greenscontractors.co.uk

D. E. KEEBLE Matt Gregory (Transport) Ltd

Agricultural Contractors

Suppliers of the finest hay & straw: Big Hesston, Mini Hesston & Conventional Bales

• Norfolk • Cambridgeshire • Lincolnshire


m: 07850 988808 e: info@collinsfarmingandforestry.co.uk w: www.collinsfarmingandforestry.co.uk


Specialist Machinery Hire Robocut – Mulcher, Forestry, Trencher Muck Spreader Hire Hedgecutting – Flail & Saw Low Loader Transport

Baling, Stacking & Delivery Service Straw Spreading for Winter Carrot Cover Muck & Sludge Spreading Hedge Cutting / Flail & Saw


Tel: (Snape) 01728 688688 Mobile: 07889 642096

email: lindakeeble@btconnect.com


Matt Gregory (Transport) Ltd provides professional transportation of agricultural & industrial machinery, tanks, vessels & generators across the UK We have a range of Hiabs to maximise our lifting capabilities with a maximum reach of 28m 75653

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01284 827118 07710 782340 info@mgtsuffolk.co.uk mgtsuffolk.co.uk


500m of hose and electronic tracking devices to track blocked/damaged pipes mini digger available for digging out and repairing pipes

Man and 50K tractor available for hire

Contact Paul on 07786 913159

J. C. Contracts



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01379 855005

Email: jrcally@aol.com


07771 706077

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loading services available please call for a quote

Bulk Haulage • Aggregate • Road Planings Stock Feed • Equestrian Rubber Chip & Silica Sand, Bark & Energy Chip • Farm Track Repairs For further information please contact us on Tel: 01379 388156 • Fax: 01379 388109

Nationwide Bulk Haulage & Machinery Haulage

01359 258034 07823 555210 74649

T D Sagon Contracting We are very flexible and meeting our clients needs is our top priority

Operating in and around Suffolk

Please call Tom for a friendly chat on...


Email: info@tgaskew.co.uk or jeremy@tgaskew.co.uk

Concrete Crushing

with a tracked jaw crusher c/w overband magnet, excavating, crushing & stock piling



with 3 way split screen for construction & demolition waste (soil, stone, brick rubble)


• Tractor Hire Available • Trailer Hire Available with or without experienced operator • Sugar Beet Harvesting

Brundish Road, Wilby, Eye, Suffolk IP21 5LR




07532 323796

Contact Will Timmins : 07710 513642/01427 788009 | Email : will@timminscontracting.co.uk www.timminscontracting.co.uk

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Farmers Guide 25 Years Ago Twenty-five years ago, in the December 1995 issue of Farmers Guide, Vaderstad had added a new 3m drill to its Rapid range, following a considerable increase in interest by farmers for this system of crop establishment. Like all models in the range, the 3m version incorporated the proven Accord pneumatic system. Meanwhile, New Holland announced it had recently upgraded its best-selling Series 40 tractor range, following a year of product consolidation. Farmers Guide took a closer look at the latest model from the Deutz-Fahr Agrotron tractor range, with a few models arriving in the UK for demos the previous month. The 6.00 version was considered to be a quantum leap from previous long-established Deutz-Fahr models, with a quoted price of £44,495 upward. In Farm Machinery News, it was reported that

Cambridgeshire manufacturer Garford Farm Machinery had joined together with Norfolk dealer M&C Agriculture of Swaffham and Bunwell to demonstrate its new six-row beet harvester, powered by Fendt’s new concept tractor, Xylon. Hosted by the Lexham Hall Estate in west Norfolk, this was the first opportunity to see the Garford Victor working, following a summer of it being displayed statically at various shows throughout the eastern region. Ernest Cozens commented that the recent October had been the hottest on record, and likely the driest, following a record-breaking summer and a harvest to match – a real contrast to the current state of affairs. He also noted that a Krone baler and materials handlers from Matbro had recently been re-badged and added to the John Deere range, which perhaps had caused a few raised eyebrows, and certainly generated a lot of interest. A special feature on Muck & Slurry shared details of a new side discharge spreader from Richard Western, joining its trailer range. With

Roadless Traction, founded by Lt. Col. Philip Johnson in 1919, was involved in the development of army tanks during World War One. This experience was used to design track conversions for steam wagons and later for farm tractors. By the early 1930s, Roadless was making rubber-jointed full track conversions for the Fordson Model N and other tractors of the day. They also made rubber jointed tracks for Bristol and Ransomes MG crawlers. During World War Two, Roadless developed the DG (Driven Girder) half-track while making full-track and halftrack conversions for Fordson and Case tractors. The DG half-tracks were first used on the Fordson Model N in 1944. The half-track design with a steel track wrapped around the driving wheel and a smaller idler wheel gave a large footprint area equivalent to a twenty foot diameter wheel, giving increased the tractive efficiency compared with a standard wheeled tractor.

Roadless DG half-tracks were available for the Fordson E27N shortly after the tractor was launched in 1945. The half-tracks were also made for David Brown, Field Marshall, Massey Harris, Nuffield and several other makes of tractor well into the 1950s. Roadless also produced a full track conversion kit for the Fordson E27N, and in 1954 the first Roadless J17 crawler tractors, based on the Fordson EA1 Major were built at Hounslow. However, with a growing demand for four-wheel drive tractors, Roadless imported four-wheel conversion kits for the Fordson Major from Selene in Italy. The Manuel-Roadless four wheel-drive was launched in 1956. The four-wheel drive concept soon became popular with farmers and before long Roadless added conversion kits for the Fordson Dexta and the International B 450. Launched in 1962 the six cylinder Plowmaster 6/4, initially with green and yellow paintwork, was the first of many Roadless four wheel-drive tractors.

a 1,600- or 2,000-gallon capacity, drive to the machine was via a German gearbox, manufactured to the company’s own specification, while the discharge rotor, main auger and PTO were all protected by shearbolts. G T Bunning & Sons had added a spinner deck and canopy to its Lowland range of spreaders, which the company said had been met with wide acclaim. The benefit of the attachment was to spread material wider than the standard 8m, with the spinner deck spreading up to 14m in comparison. G T Bunning commented that sugar beet factories had been amazed at the way the spreaders had performed with the varying sludge samples. And finally... Following a previous report on the activities of a particular fraudster, a Norfolk contractor shared details of his own costly experience, reminding the agri community, who usually see the industry as a trusting business where a handshake seals the deal, that sometimes it pays to be suspicious and to check details about hirers and purchasers before releasing equipment. FG


Optional equipment for the Sutcliff Mini-Trak included a down-swept exhaust and either a weather cab or safety roll bar.

By the late 1970s, time was running out for Roadless as most tractor makers were building their own four-wheel drive models and by the early 1980s they were reduced to a limited a range of specialist articulated models for forestry work. The company went into liquidation in 1983 and the business was bought by Ford tractor dealer, L.E. Jewell Ltd. at Bridgewater in Somerset. FG 74855

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1611 hrs, Warranty until 2000 hours, 16F/4R powershift transmission, 405hp 9.8 litre engine, Standard rear linkage with 1000rpm PTO, 4 rear spool valves, 30” extreme Ag tracks with 60% tread left.

2013 Manitou MLT 840

2599 hrs, Powershift transmission, Air seat & Air conditioning, Radio, JCB headstock, 460/70R24 with 30% tread left.

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4504hrs, Warranty until July 2022 or 5200 hours, Service history to 4400 hours, 16F/4R Powershift transmission, 5 rear spool valves, 30” extreme ag tracks with 70% tread left.

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2533hrs, Warranty until June 2021 or 4500 hours, Dyna VT transmission, Front linkage, 5 rear spools & 2 fronts, IF620/75 R30 fronts with 75% tread left, IF710/85 R38 rears with 75% tread left.

1691hrs, Warranty until 13/09/2023 or 3000 hours, Dyna VT transmission, 4 rear spool valves, 710/60 R42 Michelin tyres with 70% tread left, 600/60 R30 Michelin tyres with 70% tread left.

Vari width 12 to 18’’ furrows, Hydraulic front furrow, NHS none stop hydraulic reset legs, ZXL Skimmers, Does require some new wearing metal.

2000hrs, Powershift gearbox, Boom suspension, Hyd imp lock,Pick up hitch, ELS pressure release system, JSM joystick, 460/70x24 tyres @80%.

1080 hrs, Warranty until 3000 hours or March 2022, Premium specification, Boom suspension, Pick up hitch, 460/70 R24 tyres with 85% tread left, Industriual tyres, Pallet Forks.

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POLARIS Ranger crew cab, 904cc, road reg, 14 plate, 1400hrs, tipping back. £8,500+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs) HONDA TRX420 2wd/4wd quad, 2007, 450hrs & 4500kms only, vgc. £3,300 L Baker Tel 07989 985270 (Northants)


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SECTIONAL wooden sheds, one 36' x 12' joined with one 42' x 18', double doors plus single door, very good condition, buyer removes. Offers. J Dandy Tel 01772 813181 (Lancs)

For all harvester details Contact: Simon Peacock Mob: 07717 416178 or Email: simonp@ctmrcs.co.uk

Root Chopper

TELEGRAPH poles, 25–30' long. £30 each. K Marshall Tel 07958 360217/01245 403090 (Essex)


TANCO bale slicer, little used, in good condition, c/w euro brackets. ÂŁ1,995+VAT. W Everitt Tel 01263 860112 (Norfolk) BALE elevator, 40' long, single phase, sectional for transport. ÂŁ250. A Chambers Tel 07947 529159 (Suffolk)

STANDEN hoe, 5 row. G Simpson Tel 01245 231219 (Essex)


ÂŁ4,950 + VAT

4 sizes available, loader, PTO or electric drive, heavy duty, pro spec, extremely fast chopping

STANHAY Selekta 590 drill, 12 row, hydraulic folding. ÂŁ5,350. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Notts) STANHAY drill, 5 seeders. G Simpson Tel 01245 231219 (Essex)

THIRTY secondhand L-shaped panels, 3' by 8'. ÂŁ50+VAT each. P Beesley Tel 07803 266361 (Leics)



BROWNS 56 bale carrier, good working order. ÂŁ400 ono. E Fox Tel 07977 765939 (S Yorks)

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TIM 3 row sugar beet harvester for spares, 1996, blade topper, disc scalpels, self contained hydraulics, 600 tyres, complete except webs, rollers, front turbine, some shafts & hoses, gearboxes all good, opel wheels 70%, steering unit overhauled. D Daniels Tel 07887 727249 (Norfolk)

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£15,500 • Ex works • OPOA


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ROPA Tiger V8 3 Harvester 45/50 variable lifting unit, V8 Mercedes power, lifted 7704ha, engine 9971hrs, good condition for year & well maintained

COOKS at 8 sledge, working order. £400 ono. E Fox Tel 07977 765939 (S Yorks)

OIL-FIRED Rayburn cooker & back boiler, recently removed from 3 bed cottage where it provided all heating & cooking needs, on pallet ready for collection. A Lammie Tel 07860 404871 (Beds)



2010 CTM9003XL RC high volume, powerful precleaner, web slew elevator/powered wheels & steering, operated by multi-function radio control, average hours, very good condition

Tel: 01507 466352 Mobile: 0780 134 3023 Fax: 01507 462812 Email: ian@ianhoulgrave.com


01449 736060 Buxhall, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3DL


Ian Houlgrave

01380 725498 07881 557281

Mobile Email michaellees261@btinternet.com



2014 John Deere 5085M 85hp, 4wd turf tyres, c/w H260 loader, 1,100hrs .....£31,000+VAT Bomford RS 5’ topper with rear wheel .....£1,250 No VAT



CTM524 cleaner loader, picking off table with canopy & lights. ÂŁ6,250. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Notts)

PHR Agricultural Engineering Ltd



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ÂŁ20,000+VAT ono

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100,000 BTU Concept 2 Multi Fuel Cooker

Hardy Roofing Supplies www.hardyroofing.co.uk 75559

CONCRETE panels (12) 15’ long, 1m high, 100mm thick. £1,200. Would split. D Murrell Tel 07850 724139 (Norfolk) 08-75487


Eternit fibre cement sheets and fittings

02476 650 555

John Deere 3050

4wd tractor, G reg, 12,000hrs, nice tidy tractor .............................................. ÂŁ10,250

MF 5445

4wd c/w MX loader, 2010, 7000hrs good tyres very tidy loader tractor................... ÂŁ23,995




Yamaha Kodiak 400 Ultramatic

ATV, road legal .................................................ÂŁ1,950

Claas 255 Roto Cut

round baler, wide pick up, net wrap .................................................ÂŁ5,995

07973 657609

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HIREPARTSREPAIRS Over 30 years’ experience

Lexion & Dominator We supply the following new parts combine hire CONCAVES RASP BARS BELTS Fabrication & repairs KNIVES CHAINS FINGERS Breaking 100s of machines FILTER KITS

01926 614345

and many other wear parts

JMT Engineering (Ladbroke) Ltd

email: jmtengineering@btconnect.com • www.jmtcombinehire.co.uk

DOORS, up & over, single phase, 2016 build in blue, approx 12' wide x 17' high, insulated panels with double glazed windows in one panel, c/w 230V switch gear & motor, 3 available. ÂŁ800 each. P Phoenix Tel 07786 668786/01953 850374 (Norfolk) 08-70333

02476 659 767

KIT BUILDINGS steelwork, eaves beams, purlins & bolts


All sizes available – made to order

t: 01449 737192

e: rob@peterwraggesupplies.co.uk www.peterwraggesupplies.co.uk

APPROX 1200 handmade red clay roof tiles, single nib, 10.5" x 6.5", ideal for restoring tudor or similar type roofs. 50p each. E Calcott Tel 01827 62265 (Staffs)

Carrington depot: 01205 480460 Mobile: 07824 317357 Email: stuart@ifmgroup.co.uk

Boston Lincs

GIRDERS 2 large steel girders/ RSJs, suitable for bridge building, 32'6" long, 18"x7.5". ÂŁ695 the pair. J Weston Tel 07803 270448 (Lincs)

Claas Lexion 460

COMBINES & HARVESTERS 16-FOOT knife for Massey Ferguson 7345S combine, 2012. ÂŁ140. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks)

ÂŁ56,000 V750 new drum & concave, serviced, mint cond, 2500hrs

01493 750999 Norwich, Norfolk



35’V 1420/1178

2011 NH CR9090

35’V 2674/1844

2009 NH CR9090

35’V 2820/2203

2012 NH CR9080

30’V 2730/2184

2010 NH CR9080

30’V 2918/2346

2008 NH CR9080

30’V 3258/2468

2006 NH CR980

30’V 3134/2481

2005 NH CR980

30’XHC 2778/2255

2004 NH CR980

30’XHC 2674/2176

2016 NH CX8.80



2005 NH CX860



2013 NH CX8070



2001 NH TX68



2019 Claas Lex 780TTV1230


2014 Claas Lex 780TTV1200


2014 Claas Lex 650 2016 Bateman RB35

NEW Holland CR9080, 2010, 2200 harvest hrs, 30' vari header, full spec, GPS ready, dealer maintained, can deliver. ÂŁ78,000. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

V750 1702/1081

2011 MF 9280 Delta 30’PF 36m


01733 841932



HIRESALESSERVICEPARTS NEW Holland Clayson 1530 combine, 1st reg 01/08/1978, CVL 967T, 12’ cut, regularly serviced, main threshing belt & pair of traction drive belts replaced 2019, from small acreage, available due to retirement. £3,200+VAT. H Easton Tel 07939 721273 (E Yorks)



MASSEY Ferguson 825 combine, 12' cut, good working order, very tidy, 1985, only 1552hrs on engine clock, been used 2020 harvest, manual gearbox, well looked after, hard to ďŹ nd this tidy, spare 14' header, spare cab & tyres available. R Littleworth Tel 07944 640696 (Lincs)


01622 832666 07939 114023

FOR INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURAL & DOMESTIC USE We also supply... composite panels, fibre cement sheeting, accessories, fixings, fillers, mastics & can deliver to almost anywhere in the UK 08-74224


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galvanised and PVC coated steel corrugated or box profile first and second quality Non asbestos Big Six and Std 3in sheets, fittings and accessories



0114 257 8891

Supplies Ltd


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delivered free nationwide

Peter Wragge


Used for central heating, cooking and baking Runs 20 radiators


CLAAS Dominator 96, 15' cut, header trailer, side knife, spare belts, very good condition, barn stored, worked well this year, Mercedes engine. ÂŁ6,500. C Abbey Tel 07712 592987/01279 793125 (Essex)

MATROT hydraulic side knife, offside ďŹ tting, c/w frame, used one season only. ÂŁ750+VAT. M Wheeler Tel 01892 722532 eves & ansaphone/07808 200404 (Kent)

CROP PROTECTION GAS birdscarers, Variscary (4), Portek Scatterbird (1), Truecraft (1). P Giles Tel 07974 064961/01255 812042 (Essex)

SEVERAL rolls of electric rabbit fencing, may need repairs. Offers. A May Tel 07714 028000 (Essex)

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Pecks AgriTrac W – 41027530 – ex demo Case Puma CVX240 4 elec rear remotes, 2 elec mid mount valves, front hitch management, f/linkage & PTO, Accuguide complete ................................. POA

W – 31027714 – new Case Puma CVX175 rear bar axle 98”, elec adj telescopic mirrors, f/ linkage, on 540/65R30 & 650/65R42 tyres, aux high mtd light ............................................ POA

W – 11027715 – new Case Puma CVX, Power Beyond couplers, front hitch management, front linkage, Deluxe Comfort Pack, on 600/65R28 adj ............................................................. POA

W – 41028142 – 2018 Case Puma 165 FPS, full powershift, 4wd, 50kph trans, front & rear suspension, air brakes, 16.9R28 & 20.8R38 tyres, f/weight block ............................£58,750

S – 21027526 – 2014 Case 8230 Tracked, 24” tracks, yield & moisture monitoring, chopper, spreader, 6.4m unloading auger, GPS Accusteer ready ..................................................£129,000

W – 41027492 – ex demo Amazone Cayena 6001C tine drill c/w 400L hopper with 60/40 split, 36 tine Tec HD coulters, pre-running front cutting discs .............................................. POA

W – 21026895 – 2006 Amazone ZA-M 3600 Ultra Profis Hydro, 24–48m discs, Amatron & control box ............................................................... £6,500


J – 21027029 – new Larrington 16t Rootking, side ladder, grain chute, rollover sheet, internal body light, 560-60R22.5 CEAT Floatmax .............................................................£20,950

W – 21025873 2014 Amazone ZA-M Hydro Ultra Profis Hydro 4200 spreader c/w 24–48m discs + Amatron 3 screen GPS switch licence ............................................................... £9,500




J – 21026176 – used Hi-Spec tanker 3000 gallon, air brakes, PTO pump

W – 41026625 – ex demo Catros+ 6002 2TS compact disc harrow with 2 rows of concave serrated rimmed 510mm diameter discs, adj disc stagger ..........................................£33,500


............................................................... £3,995

J – 21026233 – ex demo JCB 8330, 710/70R38 rear & 600/70R34 front tyres, 4 rear & 1 front spools, high flow, front free flow return, front linkage ................................................£145,000

J – 31026493 – 2013 JCB 3230-65 T4i Xtra, 540/65R34 tyres, 4 spools, front linkage, 12 months/500hrs Driveline cover .............................................................£52,000

W – 31027829 – ex demo Amazone KG4001-2 folding power harrow, c/w 360hp 4 speed centre gearbox, 21 spline PTO shaft, middle ridge eradicator tine ................................. POA

W – 41023849 – Amazone Cirrus 6m disc drill, ex demo – grain only, Twin Tech+, Cat 3, serrated disc, elec half side shut off, tyre scrapers, roller scrapers ......................£62,000


J – 51026184 – used 2017 JCB Fastrac 4220, 540/65R34 tyres, 4 spools, 12 months/1000hrs Driveline cover .............................................................£79,500

J – 31026773 – 2016 JCB Fastrac 4220, 600/70R30 tyres, 4 rear & 1 front spool, front linkage, Field Pro, GPS ready, 1 year/500hrs Driveline cover ....................................£75,000


J – 51027457 – 2016 JCB 531-70 AGS, 40kph Powershift, Q-fit carriage, LED worklights

J – 51026696 – 2013 JCB 536-60 AGS Agri Super, 125hp, Q fit, 460/70R24 tyres



J – 11026378 – used 2018 JCB Fastrac 4190 front linkage, Priority Flow, Power Beyond, Field Pack, GreenStar ready via Reichardt kit .............................................................£95,000


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W – 31027549 – ex demo Case Puma CVX175 elec rear remotes, 2 mid mount, rear bar axle 98”, 20 worklights, elec joystick, front linkage, Accuguide complete ................................. POA

J – 21028026 – 2019 JCB 536-70 AGSILL Agri Super, 145hp, Q-fit carriage, 460/70R24 tyres 70% 3 months/250hrs Driveline only cover .............................................................£64,750


J – 11026660 – 2018 JCB 526-56 Agri, Q-fit, air con, SRS, balance of 5 years/3000hrs Premier cover .............................................................£52,500

J – 51027038 – 2014 JCB 541-70 AGS Agri Super, BKT 500/70R24 tyres, 145hp, Q-fit, 12 months/500hrs Driveline only cover .............................................................£46,000


ELY – TEL 01353 664515 SPALDING – TEL 01775 712310 MAREHAM-LE-FEN – TEL 01507 568484

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W&M Agricultural Engineering Oswestry • Shropshire • SY10 7JU

Merlo 28.7KT

3400hrs, boom suspension, air seat, pick up hitch, supplied fully serviced, Lola ticket, 100hrs warranty, new tyres

1.6m3 capacity, 2m wide, 1100mm deep, twin auger, hyd side door, supplied with pipe & brackets

block cutter, 2014, Matbro brackets, good condition

2012, hyd door, grain chute, super single tyres, sprung axles, excellent condition

27hp, roll bar (not shown), ag tyres, 5200hrs



Iseki 4270 Compact 4wd

£10,850 Richard Western 12t grain trailer



Massey Ferguson 390T

fully serviced, new stationary knives, new PTO 7200hrs, 4wd, 12 speed manual shuttle, f/w guard, ready to go, good condition Massey 915 loader, with bucket bale spike, muck grab, shear grab


2018, as new, hyd ramps & 5’ beaver tail, 25’ long, 20’ bed, 10 stud com axles, extra middle ramp

BVL Topstar 170

widths 1.3, 1.5, 1.8, 2.2, 2.5m, capacity 0.85m3 to 3.0m3, Hardox tines, brackets & pipes fitted


NC 16T low loader trailer

£1,200 Taarup Kidd 804 round bale chopper

Prodig shear grabs in stock


£7,500 hyd door, 10 stud axles, super single tyres, sprung drawbar, 2005

2m wide, 1.6cu/m capacity, loader or handler bracket, root chopper option




feeder (shown) spikes, loads & feeds out silage, hay, 2013, twin auger, Direct tractor control, f/RH etc; also available BFR-180 c/w straw blower kit, round door, LH r/door, new augers & new knives bales up to 6’x5’, bale weight 1000kg, LH & RH feeding fitted, full service – all oils changed

AW 12t silage trailer

BOM feeder buckets CALL FOR DETAILS

18×5.6, 20×5.6, ring hitch retractable

BFX-180 Wessex International round bale Kuhn 2270 Euromix diet feeder


Standard cattle feeder trailers

2010, new chains & floor slats

MX BD2400AVG feeder bucket

(maize,grains,concentrates only) 2.4m(8’) wide single left hand hydraulic door,good working order


Foster D750 forage box

300kg weight, c/w any loader or telehandler brackets, options include hyd tilt, rock spike



£2,400 NEW Protech P220s front mounted post driver

2016, ADR 10 stud axles, air/hyd brakes l/s, 400/60R22.5 tyres, silage sides, hyd door c/w grain chute, spr/d/bar, fully serviced


Meal/maize mixer bucket

12, 15 & 20’ lengths, 36” wide, 12’ £675, 15’ £775, 20’ £875

Marshall QM12 silage trailer



Prices from £675

2-in-one feeders

Merlo 32.6 Plus

2004, 6500hrs, pallet tines


2009, 5400hrs, boom suspension, p/hitch, 20” wheels




Merlo 32.6 Plus


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BREAKING for spares – MF30 3m grain & fertiliser drill, all parts available. N Johnson Tel 07751 588636 (Suffolk)


The newly updated Quickfencer Compact is designed specifically for small tractors & is not suitable for any tractor of 70hp 4wd & above. Can be also fitted to blades of 2.5 or 3t diggers, or small compact tractor loaders. It will take: 1 x 300m roll of netting + c/w a wire sleeve Capable of working in both directions & both sides of tractor. The only attachments that will fit the Quickfencer Compact are the Single Strand Barbed Wire dispenser + plain wire. 18-75001

John Brewer 07966 285240 johnquickfencer@yahoo.co.uk


KVERNELAND TS tine seeder, 6m, rear press rollers, front levelling paddles, half width shut off, pre em markers, new this year, done 100 acres, Focus control box. £34,000. D Murrell Tel 07850 724139 (Norfolk) SMALL seed barrel to fit MF30 3.5m drill. £50+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs)


AMAZONE Avant front fertiliser tank, Kuhn power harrow 3004 with Kuhn Venta drill, both in vgc. N Gall Tel 07817 963332 (Aberdeenshire) STANHAY Webb S981 precision drill, 6 row, used for sugar beet, can also be used for fodder beet, brassicas, peas, onions, carrots, etc, vgc, stored dry. £1,500. K Hodgson Tel 07721 562849/01507 568329 (Lincs)

KUHN Venta 3m LC302, 2015, c/w HR3004 power harrow, 2012, Suffolk coulters, hydraulic fan, pre em markers, following harrow, electric metering system, Quantron S-3 control box, good p/h tines & holders, coulter tips new 2019. £14,500+VAT. J Bradbury Tel 07971 029083 (Shrops)


07813 182054 01536 771246



DIGGERS, DOZERS & DUMPERS JCB 5' rake, as new. £425; ditching bucket 5'. £135; stump puller. £125. B Colson Tel 01284 828251/07789 261067 (Suffolk)




PORTEK Scatterbird Mk2 bird scarer, c/w battery, charger & gas cylinder. £130. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks)

GREAT Plains 600, hopper on weigh scales, good condition, half drill cut off, 2013. S Gray Tel 07736 490706 (Essex)


THREE gas guns, untested. Offers. A May Tel 07714 028000 (Essex)

WOLSELEY transistor electric fencer, 6v battery type, for 3 strand wire. £60. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks)

OVER-YEARED hay, in small bales, in good condition, barn stored. G Gapp Tel 07979 495492 (Norfolk) FODDER beet, high dry matter, Enermax cleaned & stone free. £25/t ex farm. S Edwards Tel 07711 848763 (Shrops)

GENERATORS GENERATORS: diesel & PTO, quality used & new, est 25yrs. JSP UK Ltd. Tel 01432 353050 Mob 07774 742182 (Hereford)



HARVEST Installations grain drier, used this season, working order. £350+VAT. Can load & send on a pallet if requested. R Morton Tel 07789 722654 (Norfolk) FIFTY-FOOT 6” belt with 5.5” cups, for a grain elevator. £100. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks)

KUHN 4m Venta LC402 3 row Suffolk coulter drill, almost new coulter tips. £3,300+VAT ono. T Havers Tel 07733 325376 (Norfolk) HORSCH CO4 drill, Duett & Dutch openers, hydraulic fan, and variable rate seeding. £12,900. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Notts)


FOUR 1t flat bottomed tote bins, side discharge. £75+VAT each or £250+VAT for all four. M Binder Tel 01986 781351/07788 648187 (Suffolk)



CAD ASPIRATORS Guaranteed for bushel weight improvement NEW & SECONDHAND CLEANERS AVAILABLE CLEANER SCREENS available for most makes

APPROX 30' x 3'10" weld mesh, 18 rolls, 3"x3" mesh made originally for temporary grain storage using max 3 rolls per bin, approx 18/19t capacity with wheat. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282 (E Yorks) OPICO AND MECMAR driers bought and sold. Genuine parts available nationwide. Morgan Farm Machinery. Tel: 01604 780087 Northants(T)

NEW & SECONDHAND DRYING FANS Carier Elevators Conveyors and Spares Contact Robin on 01472 753936 07710 242015

Roy Edwards 07702 408833 Full engineering, installation & dismantling services

www.grainmachinery.co.uk MATTHEWS & Yates Ltd cyclone centrifugal fan, 3 phase. G Simpson Tel 01245 231219 (Essex)


Floor Store Equipment

Drive Over Laterals Above Floor Laterals Stirrers Fans Heaters For Drying or Aeration Advice, Design, Sales & Installation

OPICO 380 gas dryer, 9–10t, good working order, c/w long gas pipe to connect to bulk tank & fitting for bottled gas. £1,500. M Robertson Tel 07879 656006/01362 850242 (Norfolk)

GRASS MACHINERY HEAVY flat roll. £150+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs) SAMASZ 4.1m rake, 2016, 1 owner, dry stored, good strong machine. £3,150. A Chambers Tel 07947 529159 (Suffolk)

Tel: 01746 762777

RICE horse box trailer, needs 2 new tyres, good condition. £975. R Morton Tel 07789 722654 (Norfolk)

ELECTRIC fencing wire, 10 rolls, some full. M Fayers Tel 01362 637261 (Norfolk)

Coningsby, Lincoln t: 01526 342466 f: 343507 e: sales@pellcroft.com




Pellcroft Engineering Ltd


Tom 07872 916363

• Fans – New & Reconditioned • Grain Stirrers • Air Tunnels • Laterals • Drive On Floors • Gas Burners • Controllers & ACCS Equipment


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Hall Farm, Aldeburgh IP15 5JD NEW Malone 6’ semi offset toppers .....£950 New Walter Watson feeding bin (very well built) ..........................£1,100 NEW Malone 14t log splitters ..............£825 NEW Malone post knockers ..............£2,750 Muck fork suitable for loader or teleporter ......................................£350 New bulk barley beef feeders Brian Legg 12t trailer ............................ POA (selection) ...................................... POA Drawbar Engineering beavertail low New 22 space silage/hay feeders ......... POA loader, 25’, c/w ramps, New 32 Walter Watson feed trailer ....£1,700 air brakes ...................................£3,750 New Walter Watson calf creep feeder £1,100 A selection of 4 & 5 furrow ploughs...... POA BREAKING NEWS... WE ARE NOW MALONE DEALERS All tractors and machinery wanted – dead or alive!


FARM King 6" auger, 11' long, Kohler petrol engine. £100. A Dunham Tel 07767 248412 (Cambs)

HOTSPOT suction spears (2) c/w single phase motors, dry stored, good condition. £140 each or £250/pair. H Easton Tel 07939 721273 (E Yorks) BIG Bee Agri 5, 5’ topper, heavy duty, needs 30hp plus. £600. B Banks Tel 07763 184607 (Herts)

8-FOOT concrete-filled land roller. £400 ono. E Fox Tel 07977 765939 (S Yorks) KVERNELAND 300 Haybob, 2001, c/w gates. £600. A Chambers Tel 07947 529159 (Suffolk)

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KRONE R320CV MOWER CONDITIONER 2020, 3.2m Disc Mower with Steel Tine Conditioner

CASE IH MAXXUM 125 2020 / New, Loader Ready, 380/85R24-460/85R34, 3 Rear Remotes, Low Cab with Suspension

KTWO ROADEO CURVE 1600/1800 Choice of Trailers, Air & Oil Brakes, Manual Sheets, Hydraulic Door with Grain Chute, 560/60-22.5 BKT Tyres

CASE IH PUMA 165 MULTICONTROLLER 50k Powershift, Year 2020, Front Linkage, 540/650R38 Michelin, 4 Electric Remotes

CASE IH PUMA 185 MULTICONTROLLER 2020, 50k Powershift, 450 hour, Front Linkage with PTO, Accuguide Ready, 540/65R30-650/65R42 Trelleborg

MASCHIO DM/ALITALIA 3M COMBINATION DRILL Single Disc Coulter, Bout and Pre-Em. Markers, Hydraulic Coulter Pressure

Contact Philip Stephenson: 07715 077924


MASCHIO POWER HARROWS Choice of New 6m Aquilia & Toro models, Packer Roller with Hydraulic Depth Control


Louth • Lincolnshire • LN11 0HH

All prices plus VAT


TEL:20 01795 880224 HALL / STAND 100


COMBINES: JOHN DEERE: T670i, W540, 9580 WTS, 2066, 2264, 2258, 2058, 1188, 1177, 1166, 1085, 1075, 1065, 985, 975, 965, 955, 952, 950, 630, 530, 8820.CLAAS: Lexion 600, 580T, 570T, 480, 460, 440, 430, 218, 118, 116, 115, 114CS, 108, 106, 105, 98, 96, 85, 76, 70 NEW HOLLAND: CR9080, CR980, TX66, TX68, TX36, TX34, TX32, TF78, TF46, TF44, TF42, 8080, 8050, 8040, 1500’s, 133 MASSEY FERGUSON: 7278, 40RS 38, 34, 31, 29, 27, 865, 760, 750, 665, 504.DEUTZ FAHR: 6090, 4090, 4080,4075, M3630, M3610, M2780, M2680, M1002.LAVERDA: 152, M120.CASE: 1660 JOHN DEERE TRACTORS 8520, 8400, 8200T, 7800, 7530, 7430, 6930, 6900, 6800, 6430, 6110, 3650, 3130, 2140, 2040, 1640 FORKLIFTS: JCB: 531-70, 530-70, 525-58, 520-4, 414, 926.CLAAS: Targo C50, K50 Ranger.MATBRO: Telestar, Teleshift, 280, 270, 250 MANITOU: 2600, MLT 633.MERLO: 40.7, 30.6 Multifarmer, 28.7, 26.6. JOHN DEERE: 3800, 3420, 3415, 3200, MASSEY FERGUSON: 8295.TEREX: 250 BALERS: NEW HOLLAND: 1210, 1010S, D1000, BB940, 841, 835, 7070, 750, 740, 654, 650, 644, 640.JOHN DEERE: 680, 644, 592, 590, 582, 578, 575, 550, 342, CASE: RBX435.CLAAS: Quadrant 2200,1200, Rollant 255, 280, 180, 46, 44, Vari, Hesston 4900, 4800, 4750. VICON: LB12000, LB8200, MP800, RV1602 WELGER: D6000, D4000, 520, 435.VICON: LB12000, LB8200, MP800, 1601, RV1602, MASSEY FERGUSON: No.5, 2190, 2170, 2160, 190, 187, 185.SUPERTINO: 60-120 MOWERS: KUHN: Alterna 500. JOHN DEERE: 328, 228, 131, 1360. POTTINGER: Novacat, Eurocat. KRONE: AM20, 32P, AMT 4000CV, Easycut 32CV LELY: Optima 240C. MAJOR: Toppers. FORAGER HARVESTERS: CLAAS: 930, 695, 690, 75



Valtra T234 Versu – 2015, Front link & PTO, 50K Powershift, Susp, 7 x SCV, 3000 Hrs, V. Good Con

Ford 4110 - 1983, 2WD, Power Steering, Cab, Showing 1019 Hours, 6.0016 Front Tyres, 12.4/11-28 Rear Tyres, Working Order

John Deere 2254 - 1998, 20ft Header, Chopper, A/C, 24.5-32 Tyres, 3498 Eng, 3049 Drum, Very Good Con


Ford 3000 - 1973, 2WD, 3 Point Linkage, PTO, ROPS, 5347 Hours, 6.00-16, 12.428, Working Order

Topcon X30 Screen, Topcon AGI-3 Dome c/w RTK Reciever - Variable Rate, Section Control etc

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CASE IH PUMA 200CVX 2020 Ex-Demo, 540/650 Tyres, Front Linkage, Full Accuguide, Deluxe Comfort Cab


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Aylsham Beeston Coates Ellington

01638 577877 01603 628251 01572 492492 01603 625370

Newmarket Norwich Oakham GroundsCare

JD 6150R ’15, 3903hrs, DirectDrive 50k, TLS, 3 E-SCVs, AT ready, CommandArm £59,500 C - 11072936

JD 6155R ’18, 3250hrs, AutoPowr 50k, TLS+, 4 prem SCVs, iTEC, CommandArm, AT ready £82,500 NM - 71077353

JD 6920 ’06, 4545hrs, AutoQuad 40k, TLS, 3 SCVs, PUH, tyres 20% - 25%, A/C £36,500 B - 21077645

JD 6920S ’04, 6550hrs, AutoPowr 50k, TLS, HCS, 3 SCVs, AT ready, tyres 40%, A/C £29,500 O - 51078261

JD 6190R ‘13, 7448hrs, AutoPowr 50k, 3 E-SCVs, AT ready, TLS, front linkage, CommandArm £48,500 N - 11069412

JD 6190R ’13, 7595hrs, AutoPowr 50k, 4 E-SCVs, TLS, iTEC, PTO, front linkage, tyres 60% - 90% £53,000 A - 31070768

JD 6190R ’14, 7869hrs, AutoPowr 50k, 3 E-SCVs, TLS, AT ready, front linkage, tyres 90%, A/C £45,500 B - 21075676

JD 6210R ’11, 7371hrs, AutoPowr 50k, 4 E-SCVs, TLS, AT ready, tyres 70% - 80% £51,500 A - 31065877

JD 7290R ’16, 2339hrs, E23 50k, 4 prem SCVs, TLS, prem front hitch, tyres 40% - 60% £107,500 NM - 71076109

JD 7310R ‘15, 2580hrs, E23 50k, 4 prem SCVs, TLS, HCS, 4600 display, AT ready £101,000 B - 21078265

JD 8360RT ’13, 5583hrs, AutoPowr 40k, 4 SCVs, PUH, 30” tracks 50%, A/C £79,000 C - 81066508

JD 8370RT ’15, 5593hrs, AutoPowr 40k, 4 SCVs, AT ready, 25” tracks 50%, A/C £97,000 C - 81072820

JD 8370RT ’17, 2326hrs, AutoPowr 40k, 5 rear SCVs, leather package, 30” tracks £165,000 C - 81075952

JD S680i ‘12, 1850 drum hrs, AT complete, 2630 display, 630PF header £99,500 N - 11078031

Horsch Joker 5CT Cultivator ’14, 5m, side plates, hyd depth control, 520mm discs £12,500 B - 21077060

Vaderstad Spirit 400F Drill ‘12, 4m, Pottinger Terrasem 3000T Seed Drill ’08, 3m, 125mm seed spacing, new rear seed discs, 3000 hectares £14,000 grain & fertiliser £30,500 A - 31076939 A - 31076369

JD 840i Trailed Sprayer ‘09, 36m, 4000lt, double piston pump, boom suspension £19,000 NW - 71075877

JD 724 Trailed Sprayer ‘08, 24/12m booms, EL-4 plus control box, tyres 50% £9,950 O - 51076345

Amazone ZA-M Ultra Fertiliser Spreader ’07, parking stand, very good condition £6,350 C - 81072816

Amazone ZA-M Ultra 3600 Profis Spreader ’14, 24-48 discs, hopper cover, road lights £8,500 B - 21077064

Kuhn VKM 280 Flail Mower ’19, hammer knives, hyd sideshift, excellent condition £6,895 O - 21069642

Claas 7050 Scorpion ‘16, 3500hrs, Vario Power 40k, tyres 50%, Kramer headstock £45,000 E - 11077803

Manitou MLA-T 533-145V + Elite ‘19, 467hrs, Vario+ 40k, ex-demo, JSM joystick, PUH, A/C £75,000 N - 11070044

Claas 7035 Scorpion ‘14, 3803hrs, Hitachi Zaxis 85 USB-5 Excavator VariPower 40k, PUH, Merlo ‘17, 2783hrs, rubber blocks, headstock, tyres 60% £38,000 4 buckets, A/C £47,000 E - 31072225 NM - 71075547

JD C670i ’11, 1486hrs, “i” complete JD S780i ‘18, 791hrs, ProDrive GreenStar & AT ready, 6.1m auger, 30k, 630X header, PowerGard 2600 display, 625R header £90,000 until June ’23/1250hrs £225,000 N - 11076780 O - 51078404

JD 740i Trailed Sprayer ’13, 24m, BoomTrac, 2630 display, field lighting £21,000 C - 81072270

McConnel Profi Mega 270 Flail Mower ‘19, hyd side shift, whale tail, 2.7m £7,750 NM - 71077543

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Kverneland LO85-300 Plough 2013, 7 furrow, on/land in/ furrow, manual vari-width, no 28 bodies 95%

Strimech 14’ Hydraulic Folding Silage Forks 2015-2018, JCB/Volvo backplate, choice of 3

NRH Front Linkage Press 2017, 4m, hydraulic folding, little use

Amazone EDX 9000-TC Maize Drill 2014, 18x50cm rows, 800L seed, 5000L fertilizer

Kuhn 3m Heavy Duty Rotorvator 2018, 550mm packer roller, blades 95%, demo use, as new

Hi-Spec 3000 Gallon Vacuum Tanker 2015, Trelleborg flotation wheels, only one weeks work

Krone Big M Self Propelled Mower 2015, groupers, 2790/2015hrs, excellent condition, part/ex

Case Maxxum 110 2010, 7590hrs, tyres 60%, aircon, very tidy tractor

Cheiftain Four Axle Flat Bed Trailer 2015, gross weight 49t, 560/60 x 22.5 wheels, as new

Suton HD 230 Hydraulic Sweeping Brush with collector 2018, demo condition

Western 2000L Bunded Diesel Bowser 2017, 12v pump, filter & flow gauge, choice of 8 bowsers

Kverneland 4m Combination Drill 2014, 3 rows of Suffolk coulters, wheel eradicators

JCB 4220 Fastrac 2017, 5350 hours, 600/70 x 30 90%, mint condition, part-ex

Bunded Diesel tank 2016, 9000L, 240 volt pump, flow meter, filter, barn stored, 1st class condition

Good Year Terra Tyres 66 x 43-25 95%, choice of two sets of bolt in centres, excellent condition

Twose SS 250 Grassland Subsoiler 2015, 3 leg, new metal, water filled plain roller

Kuhn Weaving 4m Combination Tine Drill 2015/2017, only two seasons use, excellent condition

Kuhn Vari-Leader 7 Furrow Semi Mounted Plough 2015, on land / in furrow, hyd vari-width, auto reset

Richard Western SWT 18 & 20t Silage Trailers 2017, Nokian 650/55 x 26.5 flotation tyres, demo cond

Front Linkage Weight Blocks 900kg to 3000kg, choice of 6 units

New Machines

CLAAS Arion 650 CIS+ 50kph, Proactive f/axle, air brakes ..................................................................POA CLAAS Scorpion 741 Vari Power telehandler, 4.1t, 7m, demonstrator ...................................................POA JPM low loader trailer, 24’ long, loading skids, sprung drawbar, air & hyd brakes .......................... £10,950 ALPEGO TR 46-280 front/rear, 2.8m flail mower, hyd offset headstock, demo .................................. £5,950 ALPEGO TL 33 -220 verge mower 2.2m working width, hydraulic right hand offset, wide angle PTO ....£6,500 ALPEGO TL 33-200 verge mower, 2m, hyd offset, wide angle PTO ................................................... £6,200 ALPEGO RK 300 Rapido 3m p/harrow c/w Twin Force quick fit tines packer roller 3yr Driveline warranty ..POA MORO Warrior 200 5f (4+1) hyd variwidth plough hyd transport system ex demo ........................ £11,500 ALPEGO TR46 310 front/rear flail mower 3.1 working width, hyd offset, can be set to mulch ........... £7,250 VICON RO-XL GEO 2800 fertiliser spreader, Tellus Go Isobus control box, 2800L hopper, section control, variable rate,Trimflow border spreading ................... (depending on spec required) POA SPEARHEAD Twiga Classic S60 hedge cutter c/w hyd prop controls, 1.2m flail head T or C flail, rotor reverse, arm float. ..................................................................................................................... £17,250

Used Equipment

Brian Cornwell 07899 965066

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High Quality Combines, Self Propelled Forage Harvesters, Ag Loading Shovels, Machinery & Plant

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CLAAS Arion 650 CIS 184hp, 50kph tractor, 2017 (67), 2100hrs, Hexashift transmission, creep gearbox, good condition .................................................................................................. £59,750 KUHN VKM 280 flail mower, 2.8m working width, rear mounted, hydraulically offset, large rear roller, good condition .................................................................................................................. £4,250 LELY LOTUS 3m combi tedder/swather, 2 rotor, c/w swathing gates, very little used, excellent condition ...................................................................................................................... £2,100 BROADWATER box rotator, hydraulic box rotator, c/w sanderson brackets, good condition ............. £2,900 MASCHIO 3m power harrow, 3m working width complete with packer roller, good condition .......... £3,000 LELY LOTUS 3 metre Combi tedder/swather excellent condition very little used ................................ £2,100 BROADWATER K53C box rotator c/w Sanderson bracket very good condition ................................. £2,600 SUTON ELCS 80 rehandling bucket, Merlo brackets ........................................................................... £975 HARDI Commander 3200L sprayer, c/w 24m booms, triplet nozzles, steering drawbar .................... £8,500 COUSINS 5m double row Landpacker, good condition..................................................................... £4,000 COUSINS 2 leg heavy duty subsoiler, c/w depth wheels ................................................................. £1,200 KONGSKILDE 4m Germinator cultivator, good condition................................................................... £3,000 T&F 8t dropside trailer, hyd brakes, road lights ................................................................................... £975 BOMFORD rear mounted flail mower, 2.8m rear flail mower, hyd sideshift, adjustable rear roller ..... £2,750 FERRI TSE 60 reach mower, 6m reach, 1.2m flail head, rotor reverse, cable controls, 3 point linkage mounted, good condition ..................................................................................... £4,000 SUIRE 9’ topper, 9’ three rotor topper ................................................................................................ £900 TORO 216 mower, triple gang cylinder mower, 3 wheel, petrol engine ................................................ £525 SUTON ELCS 70 grain / rehandling bucket with Claas brackets fitted, ex demo, 7’6” wide, very good condition..................................................................................................................................... £1,350 TREMME digging bucket, 7’6” digging bucket with digging teeth, Merlo brackets, good condition...... £975 STRIMECH X Form B27-80 grain bucket, 8’ wide, Merlo brackets, good condition ........................... £1,000 MASCHIO HM4000 3m power harrow, complete with crumbler roller, hydraulic lift drill linkage ....... £2,500

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Stocks Dual Wheels 710/75 x 42, 710/70 x 42, 620/70 x 42, 710/85 x 38, 710/70 x 38, 650/65 x 38

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Väderstad RDA400S Drill Refurbished Väderstad RDA600S Drill Refurbished

Väderstad RDA800S drill Refurbished Väderstad Carrier CR650CB Ex Demo

Väderstad Topdown TD500 Refurbished Väderstad RST 630 Twin Press Ex Demo

Köckerling Vector 6.2m Ex Demo

Väderstad RD 400F Drill 2001 Väderstad RD 600F Drill System Tine Väderstad Set of System Discs to fit RDA 600S Drill Väderstad RDA 400S Drill 2019 300ha Väderstad RDA 600S Drill 2020 Ex Demo Väderstad RDA 600S Drill 2002 Väderstad RDA 800S Drill 2014 Väderstad RDA 800S Drill 2008 c/w 3 Rows of Coulters Väderstad RDA 800S Drill 2012 c/w 3 Rows of Coulter Discs Väderstad RDA 800S Drill 2013 Refurbished Väderstad RST 550 Twin Press Väderstad RST 630 Twin Press Ex Demo Väderstad RST 630 Twin Press Väderstad TopDown TD300 Väderstad TopDown TD400 Ex Demo Väderstad TopDown TD600 Väderstad NZA Extensions to fit 7m & 8m Cultivators Väderstad Opus 7m Cultivator 2015 Väderstad TopDown Rear Drawbar c/w Hyd Fan Väderstad Carrier CR500 CB Fully Refurbished Väderstad Carrier Tines & Crossboard to fit CR500 Väderstad Carrier CR650CB Ex Demo Väderstad Straw Harrow to fit Carrier CR820 Opico New Variocast Elec RRP £7,122 Our Price £4,000 Rapidlift RL 400 Cultivating Solutions £7,000 Rapidlift RL 600 to fit a Väderstad 6m Drill Demo Unit Rapidlift RL 600 to fit a Väderstad 6m Drill Second Hand Gregoire Besson Discordon 4.7m Gregoire Besson 6 Furrow Variwidth Plough £5,000 He-Va Combi Disc Roller Contour RRP £43,000 Special Offer £26,000 He-Va Rolls 16.3m width 24" Rings c/w Breakers He-Va Rolls 12m, 24" Diameter Rings Köckerling Allrounder 6m Cultivator Ex Demo Köckerling Vario 4.8m Cultivator Ex Demo Köckerling Vario 7.5m Cultivator Köckerling Vetor 6.2m Cultivator Ex Demo Kuhn Power Harrow c/w Accord Drill Rowcrop Wheels 9.5x44 Bibagrip 90% Good Tyres

HE-VA Disc Roller Contour 650 Twin Roller Ex Demo


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FARMERS - Advertise your ‘for sale’ and ‘wanted’ on-farm machinery for free. See coupon on page 177 NEW blade for a root chopper. ÂŁ100. G Ulley Tel 07798 872221 (S Yorks) TRIO of Buff Orpington ducks. C Grundy Tel 01406 330205 (Lincs)


ARMADILLO ARC KUHN FC 283 mower conditioner, 2002, lift control, not over used, tidy. ÂŁ3,750. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos) 28-69431

Insulated twin skin Increased yield Flip up plastic fender



BUTLEY Herefords registered pedigree bulls & females, quiet & easily handled, all bulls halter trained & guaranteed under Hereford Society rules, TB4 area. www.butleyherefords.co.uk. DC Smith & Sons Tel 07971 694912/07885 594143 (Suffolk)


01353 862 044

The Hedging Specialists

GOS X Tamworth weaners, good strong pigs, ready now.ÂŁ35 each. N How Tel 07714 240064 (Northants)

Barry Horne 28-71450


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Email: hedge-plants@btconnect.com Website: www.glebefarmhedging.co.uk

LIMOUSIN X cow with British Blue sired bull (not steer) calf at foot, been running back with the same bull since calving, cow is a very good mother with plenty of milk, cow DOB: 07/03/09, calf DOB: 05/08/20, homebred, Farm Assured, TB4 area. H Rutter Tel 07729 315750 (Lincs)

PEDIGREE Red Aberdeen Angus bulls for sale from the Wood Cottage Herd, Elite Health status, 21 months of age, quiet & easy to handle, please call for further information on pedigree & photographs. R Pilch Tel 07876 336041/01379 741793 (Norfolk)

BOMFORD B 577 hedge cutter, cable controls, linkage mounted & 1.20m head, good working order. ÂŁ3,500+VAT. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282 (E Yorks)


Haybuster H800

Farm size Tub Grinder using hammers & screens. Suitable for shorter chopping by changing the screen size. Grain processing option also.

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LAND/PROPERTY LAND for rent, one or two years, with water for potatoes, carrots, parsnips, maize, sugar beet or anything else, west Suffolk, up to 500 acres. B Rutterford Tel 07836 777595/01842 862677 (Suffolk)

07721 or visit... 442979 www.enegis.co.uk


DAISY D drainer, tractor mounted. D Land Tel 07889 996362 (Leics)

THIRTY British Blue bulling heifers, 17/18mths old, all reared from bought-in calves, off same farm. L Smith Tel 07889 187515/01844 347564 (Bucks)

Weekly Prime cattle, sheep & store cattle sales Weekly Poultry sales Pedigree Livestock Sales Farm Sales and Valuations Fortnightly sale of Pigs Annual rare breed sale Deadweight Cattle sales Straw and Fodder Sales

STOCKPEN cattle crush race, sliding gate, very good condition. ÂŁ400+VAT. G Brown Tel 07957 978089 (Lincs)



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Thames Valley Machinery

07879 402246 01948 710662

ABERDEEN Angus & Stabiliser X cows, been running with powerful yet easy calving British Blue X bull from 17/04/20 until 09/07/20, good mothers with plenty of milk, named sire on passports, Farm Assured, TB4 area, call for more details. H Rutter Tel 07729 315750 (Lincs)

PEDIGREE Limousin bull, 22mths old, in TB4 area & herd health scheme, been running with a bunch of heifers all summer so in working clothes, very quiet & lovely temperament. ÂŁ2,300. L Enefer Tel 07810 004470 (Norfolk)


www.tvmachinery.com 07764 835562

New 5 & 8t meal silos with opening lids for forklift access


TEN fold-down poultry hanging racks (used for turkeys) & hanging bars, stackable, foldable, moveable, each rack holds 30–40 birds, all galvanised. £40+VAT each. M Binder Tel 01986 781351/07788 648187 (Suffolk)


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Over 100 varieties of top quality hedge plants and young trees. For a catalogue, advice or a competitive quote, contact Glebe Farm Hedging Langham, Essex CO4 5PP

LARGE white boar, lovely quiet boy, giving litters between 10/12, genuine reason for selling. ÂŁ200 ono. L Enefer Tel 07810 004470 (Norfolk)

STAINLESS steel table, three sided & open at one end, 87cms base height, top is 69cms wide & 152cms long. ÂŁ75+VAT. M Binder Tel 01986 781351/07788 648187 (Suffolk)

CATTLE feeders – Ad-Lib barley feeders, 15’ galvanised cattle feed troughs (hook on type), calf creep feeder, round feeders, very good condition, some nearly new condition. Various prices – please ring for details. A Crawley Tel 07974 748588 (Herts)

BRITISH Blue X young bull, home bred, got by Genus AI, out of Hereford X, DOB: 24/03/19, running with cows for 3 months & seen working, well grown for age & powerful, despite working, not been pushed, Farm Assured, TB4 area, call for more details. H Rutter Tel 07729 315750 (Lincs) TWO 2020 Indian Blue peahens & a 2019 Indian Blue peacock. C Grundy Tel 01406 330205 (Lincs) COPE & Cope dry plucking machine, 3hp motor, little use, ideal for poultry & game. ÂŁ450. M Morrell Tel 07774 472942 (S Yorks)

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Richard Betts 4x4 Ltd • Lincolnshire Based • Please see website for more stock • All prices +VAT

THWAITES 3T DUMPER 2018, 537hrs, folding roll bar, seat belt, orange & green beacon, good tyres all round £11,750

JCB 1T-1 DUMPER 2019,1t high tip dumper, 200hrs, folding roll bar, seat belt, orange & green beacon, Kubota engine £11,950

INGERSOLL RAND 7/26E COMPRESSOR 2008, 2291hrs, 90CFM, 2 tool, 3 cylinder Yanmar engine, fast tow, c/w air line & breaker £2,750

THWAITES 3 TON DUMPER 2018, 504hrs, folding roll bar, seat belt, orange & green beacon, good tyres all round £11,750

JCB VMT 160 2011, 800 twin vibrating drum roller, 612hrs, roll bar, seat belt, beacon, water, Kubota engine £6,950

INDESPENSION PLANT TRAILER 2017, twin axle, 2700kg gross, 8’ x 4’, solid mudguards, steel ramp, ball hitch, good tyres, new floor £1,500

INGERSOLL RAND 7/26E COMPRESSOR 2008, 1918hrs, 90CFM, 2 tool, 3 cylinder Yanmar engine, fast tow, c/w air line & breaker £2,750

NEW 2020 BAILEY 17T DUMP TRAILER air & oil brakes, 10 stud commercial axles, spr/drawbar, 10mm floor, 8mm sides, super singles, LED road lights & beacon £14,750

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MILESTONE SPRAYERS Protecting Your Crops And The Environment

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2007 Sands SLC3000 s/p 24m boom, Muller controller/ auto boom height control/ headland assist, 2/4ws, electronic anti-slip, dual ride susp, 4sp hyd drive, booms blasted & re painted, air over hyd functions, vgc POA

Gem/Case trailed sprayer 2200L, 21m boom, self tracking draw bar, RDS rate control, very very tidy sprayer, Ramsey pressure system, brand new 6 cyl pump just fitted, not many around like this one

Amazone 1200L 20/21m boom, single line & single nozzle, boom tilt, 5 section boom, pressure adjustment from cab, very simple straight forward machine, min electrics, 6 cyl Comet pump, probably the cleanest sprayer of its type available POA

Case SP3000 12/24m HD boom, 8 section boom, new style front bull bar, new style joystick, boom functions on joystick, laser switching from 2 to 4ws, spray dependency, power chain for hyd pipes etc, v smart sprayer, ready for work POA

Farm Gem Sapphire 2 first reg. 2013, only 6 seasons work, 7k hrs, total engine rebuild 100hrs ago, under warranty, by Perkins, Muller comfort terminal, GPS section control, 8 section boom, what a machine for the money POA

Knight EU 3000LTR 12/24M sprayer Knight EU 3000L, 12/24m boom, Smart trak drawbar, field/road mode + steering, RDS Delta 3 rate control, lazer re-circulation, s/steel spray lines, triplet nozzle bodies, clean water wash tank, wash spray lines separately from tank, one owner POA

Case TS 3000L 20/21m boom, 5 section boom, Multi tracking d/bar, boom recirc system, clean water rinse, brand new RDS Delta 34i controller, super clean sprayer, one owner from new

Knight ES 3000L Self Trak draw bar, clean water wash tank, wash down kit, s/steel spray lines, triplet nozzle bodies, boom re circulation system, Delta 34 rate controller, this sprayer is immaculate, one owner from new POA

Knight EU 3000L 28/27/24m boom, Series 4 boom, s/steel spray line, triplet nozzle bodies, Delta 34 rate control, Smart trak drawbar, field/road mode with steering, very tidy sprayer, suitable for contractor or large grower POA

Sands 3000L trailed sprayer mint condition, 12/24 alloy boom, no welds, steering axel, 6 section ball valve boom, RDS Delta 34 rate control, quite a rare machine, perfect in every way & ready for work, you will not find nicer POA

Knight EU 3000L 12/24m boom, RDS rate controller, Smart trak drawbar, field/road mode plus steering, clean water tank rinse system, s/steel spray lines, boom recirc system, s/steel hopper with can & rinse, Ramsey pressure system, super clean sprayer, 1 owner, very, very clean, choice of these ever popular sprayers POA

John Deere 6830 Premium TLS and cab suspension, heated air seat, extra beltline work lights, switchable 2/4 wheel braking fitted, sounds like a Deere should, pulls like a train, this is probably the best example of this tractor to be found today, first to see it will buy it POA



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FARMERS - Advertise your ‘for sale’ and ‘wanted’ on-farm machinery for free. See coupon on page 177

bp combine harvesters ltd Combine & Harvesting Specialists

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£18,000 New Holland TF78 2002, 4200/3600hrs, 20’ header, tidy condition

2014 KUBOTA L4100 HST 4WD 795hrs, turf tyres, roll frame, front weights

NEW HOLLAND TC40D 4WD HST TRACTOR Ag tyres plus Nokian turf tyres, fitted Lewis 35QH loader


TRIMBLE EZ GUIDE 500 GPS SYSTEM screen, dome & wiring

2019 JCB 542/70 AGRI SUPER LOADALL 875 hours, air con, trailer hitch, Q Fit carriage

BAILEY CD14 14 TON CONTRACT DUMP TRAILER c/w 6 inch extension sides, sprung drawbar

2009 AS ACMT 16T TRAILER s.axles, s.d/bar, rollover sheet, chute, 550/45 x 22.5 floatations

RANSOMES HYD MTD5 rear mounted, hydraulic drive, 5 gang cylinder mower

NEW BAILEY 17 TON CONTRACT TIPPER TRAILER hyd door, air brakes, sprung d/bar, in black

NEW BAILEY LOW15 FD 15t flat deck low loader, 33’, ramps, air brakes, 435/50 x 19.5 wheels

NEW BAILEY CD20, 20 TON CONTRACT DUMP TRAILER sprung d/bar, air brakes, in black

2012 JPM 15 TON TANDEM AXLE LOW LOADER 18’ flat, 4’6” Beavertail, twin wheels, sprung d/bar

2013 BAILEY TB14 SILAGE TRAILER 5’ sides will carry 16t, rear d/bar, 560/60 x 22.5 floatations

2013 BAILEY 15T BEAVERTAIL LOW LOADER sprung d/bar, air brakes, 435/50x19.5 wheels

2019 BAILEY 20T TRI-AXLE 9M BEAVERTAIL LOW LOADER AIR brakes, sprung d/bar

MCCONNEL PA 4330 FLAIL HEDGER 3 point linkage mounted

REEKIE CLEANFLOW 2000 POTATO HARVESTER Dahlman rollers, picking off table, canopy


CHAIN HARROWS mounted, 7ft wide x 8ft deep, heavy duty chains in good order

£135,000 Case 7240 2015, 1045/810hrs, 30’ vario, excellent condition

£10,750 Claas Rollant 354 2010, 13,900 bales, excellent condition

2017 JCB 541/70 AGRI PRO LOADALL Dual Tech VT transmission, 2700 hours

£13,500 New Holland RB180SF 2014, 40,000 bales, tidy

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£15,000 Krone V150 XC 2015, 35,000 bales, excellent condition


£16,900 New Holland RB150SF 2018, 6000 bales, excellent condition

2005 McCormick MC135, front linkage, 20.8 wheels – a nice example ............. £17,950 2017 McCormick X6.430 with loader, suspension axle, front loader – excellent . £30,000 2012 McCormick MTX150, full suspension, front linkage, PTO, 5600hrs ........... £28,500 2006 Mccormick CX105 4wd, 6500hrs – one owner – a good genuine buy ...... £14,500 2015 Deutz 7250 TTV – only 3600hrs – exceptional throughout – this must be seen – a very popular tractor – reliable with high performance £55,000 2016 Major 3500g galvanised, steering axles, top spec – superb ...................... £16,000 2015 Cherry 14t heavy duty agric dumper trailer, air brakes, comm axles ............ £6,850 Kongskilde Suct 700 PTO drive suction blower – high output – really nice .. £6,750

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£87,000 Claas Quadrant 5300 2019, 10,000 bales, excellent condition

£89,000 John Deere T5601 2013, 1300/990hrs, 20’ header, excellent condition

2015 MASSEY FERGUSON 5612 Dyna-4, 201 genuine hours, 420/85x34 & 340/85x24 wheels, as new

2006 JCB 530.70 loadall – a tidy example, good tyres, drives well .................... £19,000 2018 INO 190 hyd offest/inline flail mower – heavy duty model – a bargain ......... £4,750 2015 Merlo 38.7, cab suspension, 3800hrs, 120hp, 40kph – latest model ........ £33,000 2003 Claas 260 round baler, rotor feed, spare set new belts – genuine ................ £6,250 McConnel PA59E hedger, electric controls, 3pt link fit – tidy throughout ...... £6,750 McCormick X7.690 Efficient 200hp demo model now available extra special deals now on – don’t miss out ring today Portequip calf creeps, beef feeders at knockout prices – ex stock Kockerling Vario 480 – a superb one pass cultivator – demos available Port Agric trailed engine drive 5f topper for quad bikes, etc ........................ £1,150 Pottinger MEX6 trailed forage harvester – still very useful ........................... £3,000 Iseki TS2205 2wd compact tractor – a lovely example – only £2,750 – no VAT


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End of season bargain buys – Hayter/Toro mowers – ring for details



Dean: 07836 680004 Peter Scott: 07584 066866 Kevin Gladding: 07960 678109

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2017, MF9380T 936 Engine / 485 Drum Hours, Hc Sieves, Maxi Spreader, Autoguide, 30ft Superflow Header, Twin Side Knives, Lifters, Dividers, Header Trolley & Balance Of Warranty. 988 Hours Andrew Whiteley: 07774 296382

Joe Warriner: 07717 880778

Ref: 11014400


Adam Clubley: 07771 843080


Andrew Walker: 07827 773605

Ref: 31015677

Adam Clubley: 07771 843080


2014, RG635B 5000l Tank, 32m Boom, 2 Sets Of Wheels, Hyd Track Adjustment, Autoguide X30 Screen, 10 Section Shut Off, 380/90R46 5536 Hours

Ref: 31014568

Ian Hopper: 07774 296379


2008, 100 SERIES 100 series 4+1 furrow plough c/w skimmers & rear disc

Will Brader: 07384 831318

Ref: 21015499


1999, RDA400 Used Vaderstad Rapid 4M Drill

Ref: 61014835

Ref: 41015673


2018, JCB 536/60 AGPRO 460/70R24, 145Hp Engine With Auto Reverse Fan, Hi Flow Aux, Heated Air Seat With Mounted Joystick, Q Fit Carriage, Hyd Pick Up Hitch With Hydraulics And Electrics 1570 Hours

Ref: 21013740

Ref: 61015180

2016, FT724 S4 Varioguide RTK Guidance, 710/70R38 & 600/60R28, 3 Point Air Cab Susp, Climate Ctrl, 4 Spools, 1 Front Spool. 150l/min Pump, Super Cmft Evo Seat 5000 Hours



2015, MT765E 30” Extreme Ag Tracks (As New), Deluxe Cab, Comfort Pack, Debris Deflectors, 16 Idler Weights, Weight Frame With 22 Weights. Hp Guidance 3578 Hours

Richard Cross: 07860 429947

Richard Cross: 07860 429947

Ref: 31015349

2014, MF7626 D6 EX 600/65R28 & 710/70R38, 1 x 250kg wheel weight each side Very Good Condition 4546 Hours

Ref: 11014911

Chris Batcheler: 07584 631399

2014, MF7618 D6 EX Auto Steer ready, 50kph Dyna 6 transmission, AIr & Hydraulic brakes, Front Linkage, 540/65R28 & 650/65R38 4347 Hours


2013, MF7616 D6 EF 40kph, Optiride Plus cab suspension, Eco PTO, Twin Beacons, Quadlink suspension, 650/65R38 & 540/65R28 Tyres, Pivoting fenders 4455 Hours

Lee Say: 07771 942099


2015, MF7720 D6 EF Dyna 6, 50kph Transmission, Front & Cab Suspension, Full Set Of Front Weights, 4 Rear Spools, 540/65R30 & 650/65R42 2386 Hours

2018, REZULT 7.5M Mzuri REZULT 7.5M Hydraulic folding Straw Rake c/w front discs

Richard Cross: 07860 429947

Ref: 41015884

Ref: 61015804

RC SETCHFIELD LTD Grantham 01476 560784

JCB 535-140 16 reg 3578hrs, a/con, hyd levelling, tine pos

JCB 560-80 SUPER 19 reg, 1251hrs



JCB 536-70 SUPER 19 reg, 975hrs

JCB 541-70 SUPER 19 reg, 805hrs



KVERNELAND LD85-300 6 furrow plough

JOHN DEERE 5100M 18 reg, c/w MX loader, 453hrs



All prices subject to VAT

JCB 926-4 forklift, 15 reg, 4022hrs, full cab, 3 spools, tyres 50%

JCB 532-70 69 reg, 268hrs only

JCB 526-56 18 reg, 3524hrs, 40K

JCB 531-70 SUPER 14 reg, 5640hrs, tyres 50%





JCB 531-70 SUPER 19 reg, 632hrs, 145hp engine

JCB 531-70 SUPER 16 reg, 5348hrs, tyres 90%

SANDERSON SB60TC A reg, masted forkift with free lift

JCB 536-60 SUPER 17 reg, c/w 3984hrs, 145hp, Michelin Agri-Bib tyres 30%

CASE FARMALL 115C 68 reg, c/w loader 3080hrs

ARTSWAY 5105 grinder/mixer c/w molasses tank, filling auger & weigher

JCB 526-56 68 reg, 2924hrs, 30K P/shift

JCB 526-56 AGRI PLUS 19 reg, 437hrs, air-con, SRS



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JCB 4220 FASTRAC 2018, 2316hrs, 60kph, 540/65R34, 1 f/& 4 r/spools, f/linkage, LED headlights, Field Pro package, Agra GPS ready, no spin front diff Stk No 21048163 £99,950



MCCONNEL PA4745 54hp hedgecutter, c/w 1.2m flail head, competition flails, mini motion controls

Stk No 21051964

Stk No 11046522


Stk No 31057263



KUHN PRIMOR 2060H 2010, straw chopper c/w PTO drive & giraffe neck


JOHN DEERE 6170R 2013, 2705hrs, Powerquad 40kph, 620/70R42 - 540/65R30, 4MSCVs, front & cab suspension


JOHN DEERE 7290 2017, 2412hrs, IVT 50kph, 710/70R42 - 600/70R30, KVERNELAND 3228 TLS & cab suspension, 4 spools, air/hyd trailer brakes, 2018, mounted 2.8m mower 540/540E/1000 PTO conditioner c/w 7 disc cutterbar & nylon conditioner fingers Stk No 31049431





VADERSTAD RDA 600S 2003, cultivation discs, disc coulters, radar metering device & pre emergence markers

KVERNELAND TLX 1875 PRO 2019 , c/w 3 x 675 hopper extensions, lift vanes, left side, foldable steps

STANHAY WEBB RALLYE 592 6m drill, wheel metering device

Stk No 11057094

Stk No 31051290

Stk No 11057096







SIMBA SOLO 450 trailed cultivator, c/w discs, tines, discs & rear packer

GREGOIRE BESSON RWC6 5 furrow plough c/w headstock suspension, hyd front furrow, skimmers, rear disc, No8 body, twin wheel, 4 way selector

Stk No 11057095

Stk No 11041634



MAZZOTTI 3180 2019, 100hrs, 3200L tank, 12/24m boom with individual SUMO TRIO 3.5 nozzle on/off, euro Cat 4 carbon filtered pressurised cab, c/w Opico seeder, splash plates & John Deere 4.5L 175hp engine, 50kph trans with single line distribution c/control, 4ws, all round hyd susp, 340/85R46 & 600/60R34 wheels, road & work lights, 4640 display Stk No 11057523 £9,995 Stk No 11052190


Prices do not include VAT


HIRE 01728 628325 Mark Debenham 07710 148420


MAULDEN 01525 405848 Gary Buckle 07712 556387


Stk No 81048665


CROMER 01438 861257 Robert Vigus 07712 556389


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JOHN DEERE 6145R 2018, 1684hrs, Direct Drive 50kph, 520/85R38 - 480/70R28, 4ESCVs, cab & front suspension passenger seat, autotrac ready Stk No 81051529 £68,500



GROUNDCARE 01206 230283 James Tuckwell 07932 107618


SUDBURY 01787 374100 Paul Coffey 07766 225174



RAYLEIGH 01268 783311 Tim Thornton 07557 922965


DUNMOW 01371 875751 Olwyn Poulson 07710 135644


WORLINGWORTH 01728 628325 Tom Mason 07957 844986


ARDLEIGH 01206 230283 Mark Debenham 07710 148420

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01604 780087


07790 666875

Wold Farm Park • Old • Northants

MILL & MIX HAMPSHIRE 2000 wet mix pig feeding system, consists of 3000L fibreglass tank, pump & mixer with single phase motors. £1,000. J Bristow Tel 01363 772965 (Devon)

Specialising in


New Grain & Industrial buildings for sale phone for details


Opico 525XL 12t Gas Grain Dryer c/w standard discharge & precleaner


20’ Nearly New Metal Containers for sale

Email: sales@morganfarm.co.uk


POA 75836


Available throughout the season, aged day old to adult, table or laying strains. Day old butlers - £90 per 100 Day old Coturnix Japonica - £80 per 100 Subject to your order placement or ex stock Eggs by the hundred or 1000 trade prices

07719CM4584889 0JY





• Japanese • Italian • Mexican Speckled • Bob White • Tennessee Red • English White • Tuxedo


01400 272475

Tel Email welmacuk@btconnect.com



VINK heavy duty calf puller, very good condition. £150+VAT. G Brown Tel 07957 978089 (Lincs)

Anglia Quality Meat BAYLE dry plucking machine, 3 phase, 11 plate model, c/w spring assisted gantry, gwo. £2,750+VAT. J Ramsey Tel 07907 332073/07934 799628 (Essex) GEESE hatched 2020, fed on corn, ready for Christmas. £25 each. J Bunning Tel 07931 331953/01945 780344 (Cambs)

WANTED Finished Cattle

Transactions fully insured Contact: Tim Leigh

01763 241222 GEESE for sale, 43 in total, 20 weeks old, ready for Christmas, reared on farm, well grown. J Oliver Tel 01507 524688 (Lincs)


Triplex F/L 3.70 s/s air con, heater/demister, 975hrs, front new, rear 80% good, Loler, 48” forks, cab H2050

ROLLER/MIXER, 1t batch with 1t holding hopper, single phase, all in working order. Sensible offers. M Mills Tel 07751 541380 (Essex)


Roller Mills

IH 454 2wd tractor, R reg, std box, low hrs, clean & tidy ................£3,950 Major GDX 9’ pasture topper, c/w castor wheels, gwo ..................£1,150 Quicke 4560 loader to fit IH 574684 tractors, c/w remote valves ..£895 Tanco front end loader to fit IH454484 tractors, c/w power bucket ...£975 Quicke front end loader to fit IH 414434 tractors, c/w power bucket & valves .........................................£595 Front end loader to fit MF35-135 tractors, c/w power bucket, valves & fitting .......................................£495 Fleming 4’ tipping box to fit compact tractors, as new ..........................£450 Set 10 IH front end weights & frame ..........................................£395 Votex topper breaking for spares All prices plus VAT 29-70658



Two models Capacity approx 1 ton-3 ton/hr Easy to operate & adjust Efficient for crushing/rolling all common raw materials


info@ceresmachinery.com www.ceresmachinery.com

Tel: 01746 762777 www.danagri-3s.com

Tel: 01945 700142 or 07774 676440

Good used Secondhand Tractors of most makes always for sale Also Machinery and Implements: Spares, Wheels, Tyres, Loaders, Cabs and Hitches


Straw Buster F1050

For the perfect chop length

Ausa 4wd RTFLT C200H

Martin 07811 200752


Process your straw with the

£420+VAT 01531 820545 www.euroquip.net • sales@euroquip.net


Blue Bridge Group

QUALITY pedigree AA bull, great temperament & good all round bull, herd is Johnes Level 1, BVD Accredited & vaccinated for BVD & IBr. J Musk Tel 01638 724831 (Suffolk)


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Grain & Industrial Buildings New & Secondhand Grain Dryers

ATKIN FARM MACHINERY Norwich Road, Dereham

01362 692104/637332 www.atkin-farm-machinery.co.uk

JCB 524-50, 2006, 2400hrs, PUH, hyd locking, vgc. £23,000. B Brown Tel 07768 038369 (Cambs)


FRASER M5 PTO rolling mill, very good order, output up to 1t/hr. £625+VAT. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282 (E Yorks)


STOCKPEN automatic cattle head yoke, very good condition. £600+VAT. G Brown Tel 07957 978089 (Lincs)

THREE Large White sows, have been running with boar until 1st August but not tested, aged around 4yrs, only for sale as I am downsizing. £275 each or £700 for all three. G Ulley Tel 07798 872221/01724 710718 (S Yorks)

JCB-520-4 teleporter, working order, new engine & turbo. £5,000 ono. K Marshall Tel 07958 360217/01245 403090 (Essex)

£17,950+VAT 2015, 5.50m Triplex, 3 valve bank, Loler, 5750hrs

Martin 07811 200752 Cheshire


KEENAN Klassik 170, 2004, twin axle, EZ 2000 weigher. £3,000 ono. R Gowling Tel 07770 562353 (Northants)

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Startin Startin Tractors Limited Twycross CV9 3PW

WEIDEMANN 1260 PIVOT STEER LOADER folding canopy, new & ready to go

All prices + VAT

CASE IH AXIAL FLOW 7120 c/w 25’ Vario header & trolley, 2012, 1584 rotor hrs

CASE IH AXIAL FLOW 9230 on tracks, 896 rotor hrs, 35’ Vario header & trolley

CASE IH EX DEMO 436HD BALER approx 2000 bales, Case warranty

NEW AMAZONE KE3001 POWER HARROW 500mm packer roller

NEW AMAZONE KG4001 HYD FOLDING POWER HARROW oil cooler, 500mm packer roller

NEW AMAZONE KG5001 HYD FOLDING POWER HARROW oil cooler, 500mm packer roller


NEW SPEARHEAD T65 c/w 1.2m head, linkage mounted, Pilot controls £17,500+VAT

USED AMAZONE UF1501 MOUNTED SPRAYER 24m booms, Amaspray controls



NEW SPEARHEAD T70 MID 1.5m head, linkage mounted, ProPilot controls £23,750+VAT

BEDNAR 3M SWIFTER DISC XN3000 steel ring packer


MCCORMICK XTX165 XTRA SPEED front linkage, 2010, 6140hrs

JCB FASTRAC 4220 c/w front linkage, 2018, 2980hrs, 600/70x30 tyres

CAT CHALLENGER MT765 2005, 6257hrs, rear linkage & PTO

SUBARU 4X4 2.0I 5 DOOR LINEATRONIC 2018, 10385 miles

ISUZU DMAX UTAH MANUAL 70 reg, Artic white delivery miles

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CASE IH AXIAL FLOW 6130 c/w 24’ Vario header & trolley, 2012, 472 rotor hrs

01827 880088 • sales@startintractors.co.uk • Check our website for up to date list & photos:


* Finance offered

subject to terms & conditions 75704

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Reynolds Motors Cromer • Norfolk


BEET HARVESTERS TIM & THYREGOD 2–3 ROW Beet buckets - Choice of standard & toe tip BEET CLEANERS – CHOICE OF CTM & TODD with picking tables etc


BEET DRILLS – CHOICE OF 6 & 12 ROW Monopill, Monosem, Kleine & Stanhay BEET HOES CHOICE OF 6 & 12 ROW HYD FOLD Standen • Househam• FMA

Is your property off the main sewage network? Do you have a septic tank? If so, we can install a new sewage treatment plant and provide a maintenace service. As well as servicing existing treatment plants, all to meet 2020s new sewage regulations.

6 METRE FRONT STEERING PRESS HYD FOLD Cousins 6.5m hyd folding rolls with breaker rings TERRADISC CULTIVATORS 3 & 4M Dutch & combination harrows 3 to 6 metre + 3m germinator KONGSKILDE/HOWARD 3 ROW ST400 BEDFORMER never been used, as new for a quarter of new price! FLAT LIFTS – SUBSOILERS 2 TO 5 LEG 45’ tri-axle artic trailer on air for straw, etc 8-10T DUMP TRAILERS TWIN AXLE FOR MUCK ETC 6t dump trailer on super single tyres 14T BRIAN LEGG AIR/HYD BRAKES & TAILGATE Choice of 14t grain trailers with hyd brakes flotation tyres or S/S 14T EASTERBY ROOT CROP TRAILER Air/hyd brakes sprung drawbar hyd tailgate 15T STEWART 28’ FLAT TRAILER AIR/HYD BRAKES Choice of 12–14t flat trailers 28–35’ with hyd brakes 50’ NEAN COMBINE/MACHINERY TRAILER full MOT wells & outriggers on air with rear lift

WANTED s/beet drills cleaners & trailing tanker harvesters 2 & 3 row

Mob Tel

Ditching, Hedging and Flailing

07836 643155 01263 833281



Machinery Traders, Farmers, Agricultural Contractors & Coach Hire for all Occasions

Selling 2nd hand machinery in 1st class order!

CLAAS LEXION 570 + TERRA TRAC 2007, 7.5m Vario cutterbar, £20k of recent overhual @ Manns Saxham, Immaculate Condition £90,000

Land drainage


HORSCH JOKER 3 CT 2017, steel disc packer, mono TG bar, LD point, hyd depth adj, 5 acres from new £16,950

KNIGHT TRIPLE PRESS 4m, 1999, hydraulic folding, c/w hydraulic levelling boards, leading tines £8,500


ALL JCB FASTRACS Tractors, Telehandlers & Trailers

VICON GREENLAND DUPLO 600 POWER HARROW hyd folding, 1996, 6m


Tel 01986 798888 accounts@lescottoncontractors.co.uk


SIMBA DOUBLE PRESS 4.6m, hyd folding, leading tines, DD rings – very little use, rear drawbar

EVERYTHING considered, immediate payment & finances settled

KUHN VKM280 heavy duty flail mower 2013, hyd offset, demo condition


HORSCH TILLAGE TINE TERRANO FORD TRANSIT MINIBUS 2018, 3m FX steel disc packer, Terragrip 2008, 17-seater, tow bar on the rear, tine, spr/loaded level discs, Mulchmix new MOT, very good condition wings & points, demo cond £13,500 £4,995

£6,950 t: 01462 442409 • Ben: 07850 474511 • Daniel: 07734 328994 • e: rtaylor2004@tiscali.co.uk St Ibbs Farm • St Ippolyts • Hitchin • Herts • SG4 7NL



Ex works • All prices + VAT

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JOHN DEERE 5100GF 2016, 2465 Hours, Narrow Cab Fruit Tractor, 24x12 PWR Reverser, 3 Point Linkage, Rear Hitch, Working Lights, PTO, Road Lights, 2 SCV’S 11009679






JOHN DEERE 6155M 2017, Hours: 1400, TLS, Command Quad 40k, Auto trac ready, 650/65 R38, 540/65 R28, Power beyond, 114l/min pump, Itec, Weight NOT included 21010563


JOHN DEERE 5100M 2018 Hrs approx 1000, 32/16 transmission, 3 speed PTO, 420/85 R34, 340/85 R24, Air seat, 4 front and 4 rear work lights, Very good condition 11010477


JOHN DEERE 6215R 2017, Ultimate edition, 5000 hrs, 683R loader, Front linkage and PTO, Electric joy stick, 600/70R28 20%, 650/85R38 20%, Full service history, Genuine farm tractor. Loader boom not included.



JOHN DEERE 5090R 2011, 4350 hrs, Auto Quad 40K, 3 X SCV, Front linkage, 540/540E/1000 PTO, Premium lighting package, 420/85R34, 13.6R24, Air conditioning, Passenger seat, Genuine farm tractor one owner,Currently on hire, call for availability

JOHN DEERE 5080GF 2015, 4626hrs, 24/12 Hi Lo Transmission 40K, Turnable front fender, Tiltable steering wheel, Air conditioning, Front tyres 10%, Rear tyres 40%

JOHN DEERE 7250R ULTIMATE Ultimate Edition, 1588 Hr, 2019, PowerGard protection Plus Extended warranty to 5000 hours or May 24, AutoPower 50K command arm, Front linkage and PTO, Autotrack with activation

JOHN DEERE 8310R 2013, 5574 hours,4 ESCV’s, 40K Autopower, 600kg Inner Rear Wheel Weights, Air Conditioning, Front Tyres 45%, Rear Tyres 40%









NEW TYRES JOHN DEERE 8335RT 2012, 5776 hours, Cat 4 linkage, Auto Power command arm 40K, 25 inch tracks 40%, 5 ESCV’s, Auto Track Ready, Digital Climate Control, Genuine Farm Tractor, Good condition all round 31009360



1996, Cutterhead with 48 Grass Knives, Kernel Processor,Manual Adjustment, Automatic Adjusting stationary Knife, Standard Chute, Adjustable rear axle, 4 Wheel Drive, Air conditioning,Grass Header, Maize Header 11009806


CARONI SPA FL1300 ROTARY CULTIVATOR Working Width: 1300mm, Working Depth: 180mm, No. Hoes: 30, Operating Weight: 415kg, Power Requirement: 55hp, PTO Speed: 540, Hitch Type: Cat 1


JOHN DEERE 8360R 2012, 6000hr, 50K, IVT, ILS, MFWD, 5 x ESCV’s, 540/540E/1000,PTO, drawbar, PUH, hydraulic and air brakes, iTec, AutoTrac ready, air seat, passenger seat, aircon, electric heated mirrors

CHALLENGER MT775E 2015 year, 1918 hours 30” tracks, RTK Receiver, Track weight, Front weight, 4 ESCV, 3 point linkage.




JOHN DEERE 5430I 2012, 4029 Hours, 40k, boom 30/15m, Multiple functions hydro handle, Hydrostatic 4 speed ranges, Air seat, Passenger seat, Rinse tank 400L,4000l tank capacity 31007352


TEGAL VARIO 300XL 2013, Two sets of discs, 5 sub soiling legs hydraulic rest, Finn packer roller, Good condition




JOHN DEERE 5430I 2008, 7016.8 Engine Hours, 40K Boom 24/12m, Air Seat Passenger Seat,4000L Tank Capacity 31009940


CHIEFTAIN 24FT HIGH SPEED 19 Ton Gross, Air Brakes, Hydraulic Brakes, Hydraulic winch with cable and hook, Hard Wood floor, Hydraulic folding rams, High speed axels Spring draw bar, Metal storage box 11006078


MASSEY FERGUSON 1532 2019. 99hrs. Hydrostatic. 2 spools. Rear PTO 2 speed. Rear linkage. Rear drawbar. Tyres 99%, 4WD




2013, Disc coulters, DD press roller, Following harrows, Good condition



IFOR WILLIAMS LM105 Load Length: 10ft, Load Width: 5.5ft, Total Length: 14.25ft, Gross Weight: 2700kg, Unladen Weight: 575kg Twin Axle, New Load Floor, New Jockey Wheel, Ladder Rack 7 Pin Electrics 11010358


JOHN DEERE 855M S4 2013 Power steering Big horn tyres Protection package Mechanical tipping back 1365 hours



POTTINGER LION 3002 Pottinger Lion 3002 Power Harrow, Working Width: 3m, Working Depth: 280mm, Weight: 1715kg, No. Rotors: 10, 250 HP Gear box Shop Soiled 31006470

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JOHN DEERE 6150R 2014, 5405 hr, 50K Autoquad, TLS, Cab suspension, 650/65R38 50%,540/65R28 50%, Electric mirrors, 3 mechanical SCV, Premium lighting, Belt line lights, Genuine Farm tractor

JOHN DEERE 5100GF 2016, 2942 Hours, Narrow Cab Fruit Tractor, 24x12 PWR Reverser, 3 Point Linkage, Rear Hitch, Working Lights, PTO, Road Lights, 2 SCV’S


GREENSTAR 2630 GreenStar 2630 Screen AutoTrac Ready Bracket and harness not included



Call Harry Durrant 01795 502744

Stockbury: 01795 843250 | Framfield: 01825 891111 | Ivychurch: 01233 225775


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Deutz 5090 demonstrator, c/w Stoll loader Deutz 5125 loader ready Deutz 6165 powershift demonstrator Deutz 6215 TTV demo unit Kverneland 5 furrow LB Variwidth 300hp headstock Kverneland 2828 mounted mower conditioner Kverneland 4332 trailed mower conditioner Kverneland TAR 9464 twin rotor rake (mounted) Kverneland 85112C 10 row hay tedder (trailed) Redrock 24t tri-axle low-loading trailer Redrock 20t silage trailer, full spec (new model) McHale round bale handlers McHale V6750 belt baler, hyd brakes (new model) McHale 991 high speed wrapper Walter Watson 6.3m flat roll Walter Watson hydraulic rotating 12’ end tow flat roll Walter Watson bull beef feeders Teagle Tomahawk 8500 Chief feeder bedders Opico 6m hydraulic folding grass harrows Moulton FY4 yard scraper Kawasaki Mule Pro DX Kawasaki Mule Pro MX


John Deere M740i 2017, 12/24m boom susp, hyd pump, autorinse, steering axle


John Deere 6215R 2019, JDLink, 4 ESCV, 710s, 600s, Ultimate light pack, Autotrac ready, SF6000


 Agricultural Engineers

Saddington Road Nr SHEARSBY Leics LE17 6PX

01162 478 999

Sales: Dave Griffin – mobile 07712 509869 70472


John Deere 6930 2012, 650s & 540s, Autoquad Plus, 50K, screen a/c condenser

BVL V-Mix Plus 20-2S wide angle PTO, anti sprill ring, hyd up, to down chute, counter/ adj knives, PUH

John Deere XUV 855D 2012, Bighorn tyres, windshield kit, bullbar deluxe, light kit





All prices +VAT

Visit our website www.masonskings.co.uk to see more tractors and other machinery available E: stuart.vanstone@masonskings.co.uk

USED MACHINERY IN STOCK Deutz 6160 2013 4000hrs only used air brakes, front linkage, exc condition Deutz M620 2009 Case 5150 c/w loader 1995 Bomford 3m heavy duty shaft drive topper Twyman 10’ flail mower Lely Roterra 4m power harrow Amazone ED452-K 6 row maize drill, 2011 Amazone ZAM300 fertiliser spreader, tested 2020, good condition Kverneland 4 furrow LB160 vari width plough Kverneland 6 furrow LB300 headstock reversible plough Kverneland 3m HGR 301 power harrow, 585 packer roller as new Kuhn SW1104 square/round bale wrapper as new Kuhn 700G11 disc mower Kuhn FC243 mower conditioner with lift control Kuhn FC113 mower conditioner with lift control Kuhn MDS1141 QL fertiliser spreader Kverneland Taarup 9578C twin rotor rake Teagle 40/40 tub feeder/bedder Teagle 80/80 SC feeder/bedder Conor 12m feeder mixer Kawasaki 300 PF 12t heavy duty dump trailer JD 730 trailed mower conditioner, centre pivot drawbar Welger 730 square baler

John Deere 5100R 2017, 420s, 340s, 3spd PTO, PUH, hyd trailer brake, c/w U8 loader

Masons Kings in Somerset Exebridge Industrial Estate, Exebridge, Near Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9BL T +44 (0) 1398 322140

Masons Kings in Devon Rixey Park, Kingsteignton Road, Chudleigh, Devon TQ13 0BY T +44 (0) 1626 852140

S.R. Haylock Eves: 01799 Daytime: 07831 or 07766

Masons Kings in Cornwall Unit A, Higher Trevornick Business Park Winnards Perch, St Columb Cornwall TR9 6DH T +44 (0) 1637 881814

Agricultural Machinery For Sale Cambridgeshire

584626 158848 107610

Claas Dominator 118SL combine harvester very tidy condition, hydro, 3200 hrs

New Holland B110C TC 4wd digger 2014, 3300 hrs, one owner driver, very tidy

Hyundai 27 digger 200 hrs only, full cab, ours from new, excellent

Same Solaris 35 4wd tractor c/w power loader tidy condition, roll bar

John Deere 4430 4wd 4700 hrs, very original example, good tyres, runs well

Barford SX4000 dumper Perkins engine, tidy condition, works well


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Daf 75-310 plant lorry 2006, winch, hyd ramps, auto gearbox, very clean for age

Ingersoll Rand road tow Volvo log grab compressor Volvo Q fit fittings, Deutz engine, good straight condition tidy condition PLUS... 3T tipping trailer vgc McConnel Magnum flail 1.5m Kongskilde Sucker blower vgc


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A • Abbotsley 01767 677316

B • Brigstock 01536 373238

Ex demo Kuhn Optimer 6m

Ex demo Claydon Hybrid T4 grain & fert seed drill POA

Used Cat Challenger 765D

New Kuhn TBE 222

New Yamaha Kodiak 450 FWB dark red POA

Used Case IH Puma 155 f/linkage 2009 f/susp 6609hrs £32,000

New Kuhn 3570 straw bedder

New Bomford Kestral 5.7m EVO

Ex hire Laumetris 16t grain trailer

New Claydon front mounted 3m Terra blade £3,950

New Deutz 6140

New Deutz 7250 Warrior Black Edition

Ex demo 9340 Warrior Black Edition

Ex demo Kuhn ID 1290 Omnicut

Used Case IH 7240 2015 30’ Varifeed header £135,000





Ex demo Kuhn Performer 4m


Ex demo Claydon straw harrow 7.5m POA


Used Case IH 8120 Axial Flow 2012 25’ Vari-feed £89,750





Ex demo Deutz 6185 TTV



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Ex demo Bobcat TL43.80HF Agri POA

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DOG pram for invalid dog, up to Lab size, US built, strong. £60. B Banks Tel 07763 184607 (Herts) LARGE old oak dresser, medium oak qwith plate display & drawers; also oak gateleg table, vgc, seats 8, South Derby. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbys) • Variable firing sequence • 7 day - 24h clock • Integral legs • Opt integral battery • Opt solar panel • Unique silent Sunday option

ASSORTED hoses and rams. £50. M Gardner Tel 07772 170938 (Suffolk)

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from £320 + vat MARSHALL 70 rotary manure spreader, working order but needs some repair to the body. £300+VAT. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282 (E Yorks)

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KVERNELAND LB85 5 furrow variwidth, 240 headstock & Cat 3 cross shaft, new pins & bushes, recent new turnover valve, No9 bodies, good metal work & new landslides. £2,000+VAT. P Phoenix Tel 07786 668786/01953 850374 (Norfolk)



Tel: 01280 705202 Fax: 01280 704163


Email: hydramex@hotmail.com Field Farm, Charlton Road, Evenley, Brackley, Northants, NN13 5GH


SAMSON SP9 muck spreader, hydraulic chain tensioner, 620/75R25 tyres, sprung rubber mounted drawbar. £7,950+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)


01787 248049


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All of our LED units come with a one metre lead and a 13 amp plug

01353 740666

Lights can be leap frogged NEWMAN electric motor, single phase, 2hp, 240volts, 1.5kw. £100. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks)


Available in sizes 5ft to 12ft


KVERNELAND furrow press, for 3 or 4 furrow plough. £250+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs)

ONE large extractor fan, 3 phase. G Simpson Tel 01245 231219 (Essex)

Free standing or hanging GRIMME GT170M harvester, single multisep, picking table, no wheel drive, 2008 manufacture, only worked the fen. £25,000. G Bliss Tel 07850 716042/07860 299265 (Cambs)

ABBEY 3000L slurry tanker, 13,500L/min pump, air & hydraulic brakes, 360 degree slurry gun system, in as new condition. POA. M Fisher Tel 07976 622090 (Norfolk)



Norfolk Mobile 07775 741720


ELECTRIC motors, 1.5hp single phase & 1.75hp single phase. M Fayers Tel 01362 637261 (Norfolk)

MARSHALL 70 rotary spreader, hydraulic lid & brakes, oversize flotation tyres, excellent condition, on same farm from new. £1,500. P Gosling Tel 07798 808710 (Warks)



Justin Brason Pest Control FREE OF CHARGE

KVERNELAND No9 plough mould boards, 2 L/H & 2R/H, in shop soiled condition, would cost around £300 new. £150 ono. D Daniels Tel 07887 727249 (Norfolk)

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MOBILE chiller single phase, 11' by 6'6", working order, hanging rail in middle & shelf each side, only for sale as upgraded. £2,600 ono. L Enefer Tel 07810 004470 (Norfolk)

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Broadwater WIFO K53C 1.2t HD box rotator, new back plate . £2,250 Standen FM2 2 row front mounted potato tops pulveriser c/w cross conveyor gwo ......................... £950 Reekie 2 row potato planter tipping hopper, rear hood ................... £850 Netago bed tiller & bed maker, new parts .................. pair @£1,500 Stocks Pro 65 slug pelleter c/w front linkage frame ................. £750 JJ Wright & Sons Ltd Ford main dealers, history book ........................... £15 no VAT+P&P Weedwiper spares in stock + VAT All + VAT & delivery unless otherwise stated

Herbert & Sons nick@herbert&sons.net


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RANSOMES TSR 109, 4 furrow reversible plough. £850+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

CLAY trap & several clays. Offers. A May Tel 07714 028000 (Essex)


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USED & REBUILT • Prinsen PPM60 Palletiser compact, self-contained capable of up to 9/5tph average at 25kg Ref Palletiser • Peal Roller Inspection Table 1.8m long & 600mm wide 3 phase with fixed speed Ref 6131 • New Tong Midi Easyfill brand new, full spec machine with doorstop belt and variable speed Ref Midi Easyfill • Swift Lift Euro 140 Elevator 13m long on a slewing platform, 3 phase Ref 6499 • Tong 2.5m x 900mm Dry Brusher c/w 1m roller table, variable speed, single phase Ref 6544 • Swift Lift Dual Conveyors extending from 8.8m to 14.3m, with a 600mm wide belt, 3 phase Ref 6424 • Walthambury Weigher 720 Ref 4850 • Walthambury Vee Track Stitcher 3m conveyor, c/w stitcher & automator Ref 4780B



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Rodney Cowle Machinery

Over 25 combines in stock – see our website for details

We can supply New Parts for your Combine • CONCAVES • RASP BARS • BELTS • KNIVES 2000 New Holland TC56 Hydro 2010 New Holland TC 5070 Plus choice of 2, rotary separator, 15’ Hydro • CLEAN GRAIN, RETURN & cut, chopper, chaff spreader 2500 eng rotary separator, only 400hrs, FRONT ELEVATOR CHAINS hrs in immaculate condition in like new condition • IMPELLOR PLATES • RETRACTABLE FINGERS • FILTER KITS and many other wearing parts in stock MAIL ORDER

2005 New Holland TX66

SL sieves, chopper, chaff spreader, 2200/2600hrs, 24’ cut, autofloat, very nice machine

2015 Claas Lexion 630

2010 Claas Lexion 570 Terra Trac 30’ Vario, 3D sieves, chopp/

1995 New Holland TX34 Hydro

2006 Claas Lexion 550 Montana

2009 Claas Lexion 570+

2000 New Holland TC56 Hydro Plus 15’ cut, chopper & chaff

2011 Claas Lexion 620

chaff, laser, only 1600/1100hrs very nice machine

24’, varifeed, 1250/1500hrs SL sieves, only 400hrs 20’ auto contour, 3D chopper/chaff spreader sieves, chopper, chaff spreader like new condition

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with V660 header, chopper, chaff spreader, 1100/1600hrs


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1989 Claas Dominator 98SL Hydro 15’ cut, 2900hrs, very genuine machine

V750 header, 900/32 tyres, chopper/ chaff spreader, 900/1200hrs, in very nice condition

email: sales@rodneycowlemachinery.co.uk

spreader, 2500 eng hrs, very nice condition

with V600 header, 1200/1600hrs. very nice machine



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2018, 270 Engine Hours, 210 Drum Hours, 25ft PowerFlow Header, Auto Guide Ready, TaskDoc Pro, Yield and Moisture Monitor. T’s&C’s Apply



£86,500 + VAT

EX HIRE, 2019, Approx.870hrs, Multi-Pad Joystick, Front Linkage, Front PTO, Front and Cab Suspension, Air Brakes, Guidance Ready



£181,500 + VAT

2018, Approx.1135hrs, 40kp/h Vario Transmission, Guidance Ready, LED Worklight Pack, Deluxe Comfort Leather Seat, Dealer service history.



£39,500 + VAT

2017, Approx, 4500hrs, Rear hydraulic PUH with spool & trailer brake, Hydraulic locking manitou headstock with spool, NEW TYRES TO BE FITTED



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2010 New Holland CX 8070

£149,500 + VAT

2016, Approx.2500hrs, Boom: 36M/18M,Tank: 6300L, Electric nozzle shut off, Speed: 50KPH, Two terminals, LED worklights, Guidance Ready.




69 Plate, Approx, 585hrs, Full Suspension, Guidance Ready, Air Brakes, Front Linkage, Air Brakes, 220 l/min Hydr. pump

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New Holland T7.245

New Holland T7.190

New Holland T7.210

New Holland T7.250

SN:41034787 £79,950 New Holland T7.245 Power Command Sidewinder, 2019, 50kph, 1228 Hours, Front Linkage with 2MMV, 5 Remotes, 520/85R42 420/85R30, Subsidised Finance Available

SN:41034798 £66,250 New Holland T7.190 Auto Command, 2019, 50kph, 1031 hours, Climate Control, 650/65R38 540/65R28, Subsidised finance

SN:91029152 £62,500 New Holland T7.210, 2018, Range Command Classic, 50kph,f/links, 650/65R38, 540/65R28, cab pack 2, 4 spools, 12 LEDs, power beyond

SN:21028472 £54,000 New Holland T7.250 PC, Side Winder, 50kph, 2011, 3200 Hours, 4 Elec Remotes, Megaflow pump, Front Linkage, Joystick, 650/65R42 540/65R30

New Holland T6.155



New Holland T6.155, 2016 ,Tier 4A six cylinder 4wd c/w electro command 40kph transmission, plus trailer brakes, telescopic mirrors,front linkage, 3 spools 2 speed pto, hydraulic push back hitch,front axle suspension, passenger seat and air cond mitas tyres 75%

New Holland T7.200

New Holland T7.270

Auto Command, 2020, 956 Hours, 50kph Eco, 200 amp Alt, Exhaust Brake, VR Steering and AGR, Bar Axle, 170 L Pump, Power Beyond, Joystick, 2 MMV, Front Linkage,Climate Pack 1, Cab Pack 2, High Lights, Twin Beacons, 16 LEDs, Elec Mirrors, Blue Power, 650/75R38 600/65R28 Michelin, HTS2, ISO CL2

SN:41035906 £44,000 New Holland T7.200 AutoCommand 2014 (64 Plate), 3200 Hours, c/w front linkage, 50kph, full suspension, 650/65R38 @ 30% &540/65R28 tyres.

£98,500 SN:11032974

New Holland T6.175

New Holland T6.140

New Holland BB1270

Shelbourne 19cu/m

SN:31036028 £39,000 New Holland T6.175 Electro Command, 2013, 50kph, 4 spools, front linkage, Q56 Loader.

SN:41036005 £32,500 New Holland T6.140 Dual command, 2012, 5100 Hours, 420/85X38 & 340/85X28 all 50%, no suspension, 2 spools.

SN:51029000 £79,950 New Holland BB1270 Plus, Bale Count 9341, 2018, Tandem Axle, Electronic Bale Length, Full and partial bale eject, 1 years warranty, 1+3@0%

SN:31036231 £12,500 Shelbourne 19cu/m, Tub Feeder, 2014, front cross conveyer, single brakes axle.

McConnel PA7070T

McConnel PA6585T

Spearhead Twiga 500

Twose TA320

SN:31033850 £16,500 McConnel PA7070T, evolution control c/w 1.2m multicut flail head, 2017 with a 2014 Head.

SN:41035093 £12,350 McConnel PA6585T Motion, 2013, 1.5m direct drive head c/w F10 comp flails head s/n M1330967 axle bracket only

SN:41035083 £9,950 Spearhead Twiga 500, 2015, Low Pressure Joystick Control

SN:11035867 £3,250 Twose TA320 ,1M compact flail head (direct drive),cable controls,dual rotation rotor, hyd safety breakaway

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! W NE FARMET Falcon Pro Tandem 6m grain + fert tine drill, 2020 c/w full width front tyre packer, paired row coulters fitted with Bourgault VOS openers (Dutch Openers also an option), 250mm/125mm row spacing, large 405/70R20 Radial rear tyre packer/transport wheels, triple following harrow, Muller controller, 6000L hopper, in stock, see video

BROCK Campaign trailed tine drill c/w 4 rows of heavy duty low disturbance tines, 150mm row spacing, tungsten points, pre-emergence markers, Artemis controller, Accord metering, half-width shut off, keeps going in damp conditions, see video working in the Midlands, available to order in 6m, 8m, 9m, 10m, 12m & 13.3m widths

FARMET Triolent 4.7m stubble cultivator, FARMET Fantom 800 Pro 8m stubble 2019, 3 rows of auto-reset tines, levelling cultivator, 2019, auto-reset tines, discs, 580mm V-roller, 60mm-350mm 215mm tine spacing, in stock depth, for sale or demo............ £19,500

BROCK Sub-V 3m 5 leg subsoiler c/w standard or low disturbance legs, 700mm packer, swivel scrapers, Cat 3&4 linkage, integral tool box, in stock ............ £9,850

BROCK Sub-V 6m 9 leg trailed subsoiler, 2018, 700mm steel ring packer, swivel scrapers, integral toolboxes, can be used with packer raised, see video ... £23,500

BROCK Underburst 4.5m 11 leg folding subsoiler, 2020 c/w low disturbance or std legs, 700mm steel ring packer, Cat 3/4 linkage, enquire for demo .. £17,500

SIMBA 6.6m Unipress, 2014, HORSCH Sprinter 8m, 2014, rear Pro-active tines, levellers, low acreage auger, blockage sensors, Isobus, bean coulters

JOHN DEERE 6920S, 2002, 40K, Autopower, front linkage & PTO, 7200hrs, full susp

NEW HOLLAND TS115 SLE, 2000 c/w Quicke Q40 loader, 8261hrs, 4SCVS

MANITOU MLT 629, 2002, 7150hrs, PUH, pallet forks & re-handling bucket

SIMBA 6m X-Press, 2016 c/w Proactive discs, levellers, 700mm DD’s

KONGSKILDE 5.9m Vibromaster springtine, 4 rubber depth wheels

DALBO 9m Cultimax springtine, 2015, front & rear levellers, due in

VADERSTAD NZ 10.7m, Agrilla-Super tines, rear harrows, 4.1m transport width

KONGSKILDE 8m Triple K mounted springtine, 4.2m transport width

DALBO Cultitrail 6m springtine, 2011, front paddles, following harrow, lights

KONGSKILDE 5.7m Vibroflex, rubber depth wheels, 3.3m transport width

CHAFER Quickstart 1000L fert applicator, TeeJet rate controller, hyd pump

SUMO 3.5m Trio, 2011, hyd auto-reset, front discs, standard & LD legs

COUSINS 8m pigtail, steel depth wheels, new points

COUSINS 4.6m type 28 double press, 2010, rigid tines, levellers, razor rings

KVERNELAND ID 6m tandem disc harrows, hyd angling, rear drawbar

McCONNEL 3m 7 leg auto-reset discaerator, 2012, Razor ring packer, lights

KRM Soladrill 799 4m tine drill, 2007, hyd fan, front tines, due in

MONOSEM Meca 2000, 12 row folding beet drill, 1997

McCONNEL PA 6000 hedger, linkage mounted, forward reach, elec controls

SIMBA 6.6m Cultipress, 2000 rigid tines, levellers, DD rings, new points & pads

VADERSTAD 5m Carrier super, 2010, levellers, done little work

KEEBLE Delta 4.5m 7 leg subsoiler, 2013, shouldered packers, approx 600 acres

VADERSTAD 6.5m Carrier super, 2009, 470mm Truecut discs, levellers

CASE MX270 2001, 9900 hours, HORSCH 6m Terrano MT, 2015, front weights, 4 scvs, 710/70 R42s & 540/65 discs, auto-reset tines, steel ring packer R34’s, PUH

KUHN Aero 18m, 1995, Quantron box, microgranular rollers

KONGSKILDE 4m front Terra disc, 2008, BREVI MECFARMER 220 4m due in powerharrow, 2012 c/w guttler roller

KVERNELAND EG85-300 6 furrow auto- GREGOIRE BESSON SPEL 14 furrow reset, hyd vari-width, on original no 28’s (7+5), 2005, original AR8 bodies, can run at less furrows

DOWDESWELL DP160 7 furrow (6+1) KV LD85-300 5 furrow, manual on-land plough, takes UCN or SCN bodies vari-width, no 8 bodies, rear discs

43.DOWDESWELL MA170 9 furrow (7+1+1) mtd on-land plough, 2009, UCN bodies

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FARMET Verso 8m springtine, 2020, front & rear levellers, eradicators, rear harrow, memory depth control, tungsten points, new, due in

VADERSTAD Rapid 6m, 2014, System Disc Aggressive, 4500 Ha, 3 row coulters, due in

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A G PROWSE LTD www.suffagri.co.uk Amazone ZA-V 2600 Fertiliser Spreader, NEW, 1 Only Ex Stock, PTO Drive, Weigh Cell, Cover, 10-26 metre spread, Retail Price £10,260, Special Nett to end December 2020 ...........£6,650 + VAT KRM Fertiliser Spreader D2 Trend, Good Condition .......................£1,500 + VAT Amazone ZA-M 1500 Fertiliser Spreader ...........................................£1,750 + VAT Vicon VS330H Mini Vari Spreader, NEW, 3 point linkage, Retail Price £2,099, Special Nett .............................................................£1,700 + VAT McConnel PA550

Teagle 404 Straw Chopper POA


DEMO AMAZONE CAYENA 6m Tine Drill available


Purchase or Lease Hire a McCormick Tractor up to 300hp or book a demonstration today

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Lemken 120 Plough £5,475


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John Deere 580 round baler net & string, 2000, one owner from new, v clean

John Deere 1365 mower conditioner 2011, farmer owned, very clean & tidy



John Deere 7710 1997, 8500hrs, one owner from new, r/tyres 80% f/tyres, 15% shift


Contact Ben: 07968 205 533 or Chris: 07375 411 397

John Deere 6430S Premium with boost, 2009, 3800hrs, one former keeper, TLS, links & PTO

£33,500 + VAT


Ford 6610 just needs a few more stickers & mirrors sorting, v tidy, ideal for work or play

Same Saturo 80 2400hrs on the clock, starts, runs & drives, ideal export or restoration

Portequip Aerator v little use, v tidy, hyd adjustment on the spikes for grass or tillage

Browns square & round bale grab JCB brackets, very clean & tidy

Eight-ton silage trailer brakes & tipping rams all working well

International 885 FWD v original arable farm tractor, v clean & tidy, ideal for work or play

Vintage Salop tipping trailer v original & straight, timbers are all good

International 674 clean all works well, ideal scraper tractor, or for restoration





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LATEST USED STOCK www.chandlersfe.co.uk







2013, 1500 Hrs, Speed: 50Km/h Tyre: 380/90R46 80%

2009, 8033 Hrs, 360 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 30 Track %: 60

2017, 2700 Hrs, 380 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 30 Track %: 70

2015, 4444 Hrs, 439 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 25 Track %: 90

2015, 2711 Hrs, 400 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 30 Track %: 50

2006, 11624 Hrs, 575 HP Speed: 40Km/h Track: 30 Track %: 50









1500 1000 HOURS

















2017, 623 Hrs, 650 HP Tyres: 710/70R38 (95%) 600/65R28 (95%)


1000 500 HOURS

2018, 1706 Hrs, 170 HP Tyres: 480/65R28 (90%) 520/70R38 (95%)

2015, 4405 Hrs, 210 HP Tyres: 540/65R30 (60%) 650/65R42 (70%)

2019, 1200 Hrs, 280 HP Tyres: 600/70R30 (90%) 710/70R42 (90%)


2019, 1250 Hrs, 300 HP Tyres: 600/60R38 (80%) 750/70R44 (90%)

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2017, 4178 Hrs, 500 HP Tyres: IF710/60R38 (65%) IF900/65R46 (75%)


1500 1000

1000 500



MF 1520

MF 5613

2017, 170 Hrs, 20 HP, Tyres: 6.0-12 Ag Tyres, 9.5-18 Ag Tyres

2016, 853 Hrs, 130 HP Tyres: 440/65R28 (90%) 540/65R38 (90%)

MF 7618 & MF 975 Loader 2015, 5058 Hrs, 190 HP Tyres: 480/70R28 (20%) 580/70R38 (40%)





MF 7626

MF 7720 S

MF 8730 S

2014, 2275 Hrs, 280 HP Tyres: 540/65R30 (70%) 650/65R42 (80%)

2019, 239 Hrs, 210 HP Tyres: 600/65R28 (95%) 650/65R42 (95%)

2017, 2020 Hrs, 320 HP Tyres: 600/70R28 (80%) 650/85R38 (90%)





1000 500 HOURS






1500 1000









2016, 1602 Hrs, 100 HP Tyres: 340/85R24 (70%) 420/85R34 (70%)

2018, 350 Hrs, 140 HP Tyres: 480/65R28 (95%) 600/65R38 (95%)

2014, 3650 Hrs, 170 HP Tyres: 480/70R28 (95%) 580/70R38 (95%)

2017, 1470 Hrs, 185 HP Tyres: 540/65R28 (80%) 650/60R38 (80%)

2018, 1130 Hrs, 185 HP Tyres: 540/65R28 (90%) 650/65R38 (95%)

2017, 600 Hrs, 260 HP Tyres: 600/65R28 (90%) 650/75R38 (90%)








1500 1000 HOURS


MANITOU 735-120

Year: 2016 Tyres: 460/70R24 100% 2704 Hrs

Year: 2007 Tyres: 460/70R24 40% 5000 Hrs





MF TH.7038

Year: 2011 MICHELIN Tyres 10%

Year: 2016 Powershift Transmission Tyres: 460/70R24 70%

Year: 2009 500/70 R24 TRELLEBORGS 75%

Year: 2017, 860 Hrs Tyres: 500/70R24 Micheline 90%












2017 (67) 3.2 Wildtrak Auto Double Cab 24,126 Miles

2017 (17) 2.4 LX Auto Double Cab 19,000 Miles

2016 (16) 2.4 Titan Manual Double Cab 63,408 Miles

2017 (17) 2.3 Tekna Manual Double Cab 44,450 Miles

2017 (17) 2.1 EX Manual Double Cab 44,289 Miles

2016 (16) 3.0 Invincible Manual Double Cab 26,221 Miles


£16,990.00 (NO VAT)





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SANDS 2000 Lowline 24m, twin lines (singles & triplets), rowcrop & otation wheels, 100L & 250L clean water tanks, a/c, direct ďŹ ll, test until March 21, can be seen working. ÂŁ5,650. M Hockley Tel 07976 801062 (Essex)

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LIFTING links off Peter Standen Rapide Mk2, other spare parts also available for above machine. I Parker Tel 07966 166967 (Lincs)

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For engine builds AA, AB, AC, AG, AH, AK, AM

VICON Vari fertiliser spreader spare parts. N Johnson Tel 07751 588636 (Suffolk)






Berthoud Tenor 5500L 40m DP Tronic, vgc, 2009, boom could be resized if required ...............................ÂŁ22,500+VAT Contact Richard Dix

07770 331587

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15-METRE Landquip/Pommier aluminium booms, removed from Kellands Agribuggy, originally 24m & re-engineered by Kellands to 15m, stainless lines with triplet nozzle bodies, all folding equipment & back frame included. ÂŁ900+VAT ono. W Tyrrell Tel 07985 476263 (Lincs)


Tel: 01789 731365




GEM Midget, 1000L, 18m gullwing booms. ÂŁ2,400. N Bett Tel 07801 053127 (Notts)

Diet Feeder Weighing Systems

for agricultural & industrial applications


 2008 Knight EUA 3000L, 24m, Mueller controller with joystick, 340 & 600 tyres, triple nozzle holders, boom levelling, boom lights, MOT until 2021, owned from new. ÂŁ14,000 ono. P Johnson Tel 07710 479776 (Kent)




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1995 Sprayranger self propelled sprayer, 18m booms, 3600hrs, good body condition, 3 sets wheels, automatic spray controller, 4wd, 4ws. M Taylor Tel 07802 651150 (Lincs)

BATEMAN Hi-Lo, 24m, 2000L, 4ws, 4wd, rowcrop & otation tyres, new break-back end sections, new foot pedal master switch, 4 section control, hydrostatic drive, low level induction bowl, air seat, reconditioned Deutz engine. £6,500. J Bambridge Tel 07584 420355 (Norfolk)

KNIGHT 3000L trailed 24m sprayer, LH Agri rate control, c/w new 9.5" tyres, good working order, current MOT. M Wilson Tel 07721 607463/01653 648248 (N Yorks)

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2007 Cousins 5 leg 3m Patriot discs & Razor ring packer ..........£8,500


2001 New Holland TL100 4wd, a/c, p/shuttle, weights, 11.28x28 & 13.6x38, 2670hrs ................£22,500



2007 Sumo Trio 4.5m trailed, 9 tine, discs, packer, rear drawbar & hydraulics, ..............£18,500

2011 Case Puma 215 p/shift 50k, TLS, cab susp, a/brakes, a/c, a/seat, p/seat, f/linkage, 4ESCV, j/stick, Mitas VF 650/65R42 80%, 540/65R30 70%, 3361hrs .....£49,750


2015 Claas 780TT APS Hybrid rotors, sieves, p/chopper, chaff, auger, a/contour, l/pilot, 30” tracks, Xenons, fridge, CEMOS, CEBIS, r/camera, trolley, 2179 eng/1495 drum hrs ........£172,000

2018 John Deere 5125R & loader c/quad 40k, a/seat, p/seat, a/c, 2xscv, PTO, t/able fenders, hyd t/brake, 603R loader, euro h/stock, boom susp, m/ coupler, 1147hrs .....................£49,750

Grimme RT6000 hyd f/bed tiller hyd deep ridgers, cooling fan, Howard R600S-180 mid mounted tiller ..........................................£12,750

2015 John Deere T670i 2630 display & SF6000 receiver, chopper, chaff spreader, 680/85R32 - 480/80R26, lateral tilt, 625R header & zurn rape ext, 1439 eng/1062 drum hrs .......£125,000

2012 John Deere W540 chopper, chaff spreader, 800/65R32 - 480/80R26, 618R header & trolley, 1225 eng/926 drum hrs .........£75,000


2013 Cousins Precision seedbed harrow, 8m, hyd folding, leading tines, springboard, tyre packer, spring tines, guttler r/packer, lights, 408/45.17 wheels ................... £17,500


1996 Ferrag Accord DV 6m Suffolk coulter drill, pre-emerge, following harrow, hyd fan, lights, ESC control ....................................... £4,750

2012 Massey Ferguson 7620 Dyna-6 50k, f/susp, cab susp, f/linkage, a/brakes, 650/65x42 60%, 540/65x30 40%, 6971hrs .........................£35,500




2007 Monosem Meca V4 18 row rigid sugar beet drill, end tow kit, micro sem applicators, markers, track eradicators, 50cm rows, cold deflectors, tungsten shoes ........................ £17,750




2011 Simba Flatliner 500 5 leg, DD packer........................£8,950




2004 Cousins K100XN 4.4m manual fold, cutaway discs, rear drawbar & hydraulics..........£6,500


4m 5 swivel leg subsoiler double crumblers & lights..........£3,950


Amazone KE303 p/harrow, clodboard, rubber wedge packer, AD-PL Airstar Progress Suffolk coulter drill, hyd fan, pre-emerge, Amados II control ...................... £6,750

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Pelican 6 row double row planter ....................£4,250

Tomlin/Pelican 9 row planter, 70cm spacing, markers, canopy, tray racks, 2015 Bailey 8t low loader.......................................£14,000


Holbeach Tel: 01406 540 261 Holbeach St. John, Lincolnshire PE12 8SQ

KL Kings Lynn Tel: 01553 617 666 Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE34 3EU

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CHAFER 24m sprayer, 2500L tank, MOT, in good working order, tracking drawbar, location Harlow, Essex. ÂŁ1,200. Please phone or email eastendfarm@btconnect. com. C Abbey Tel 01279 793125/07712 592987 (Essex)



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KUHN Axis 40.1W, 2013, owner driver from new, variable rate, weigh cells, 18–24m spread, mint condition. £7,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)


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AMAZONE UF1801, 2009, 1800L, 24m self levelling boom, 200L clean water tank, in ďŹ eld wash out, Muller joystick controls, Amatron+ control box, road lighting, PPE locker, tri-jet nozzle holders. ÂŁ14,000+VAT. J Bambridge Tel 07584 420355 (Norfolk)


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CLAAS VOLTO 1320T £9,950 2009, 10 rotor tedder, semi mounted, hydraulic folding, twin cam overload clutch

CLAAS JAGUAR 980 4WD £149,000 2014, 3m pick up, 28 blade cylinder, in cab tyre pressure regulation

CLAAS ARION 630 £32,000 2012, 40kph, 155hp, 5850 engine hrs, 14.9R28 fronts, 20.8R38 fears, 3 spools

CLAAS ARION 620 £49,500 2015, 50kph, 155hp, 2352 engine hrs, 420/65R28 fronts, 600/65R38 rears, 3 spools

CLAAS JAGUAR 970 £126,000 2013, 28 blade cylinder, 3432 engine hrs, 2401 cylinder hrs






LELY SPLENDIMO 280 FC £4,650 2011, front mounted, new nylon conditioner tines

STOCKS 320R32-340R48 ROWCROPS £1,800 2010, 340/85 R48 20% Continental, 320/90 R32 30% Continental, to fit New Holland 6080

KUHN GA7501 £10,950 2017, manual height adjustment, manual width adjustment, tyres 10./75-15.3



JOSKIN TRIPLE FOLDING TOPPER £9,750 2012, hyd folding rear butterfly topper, f/mounted 2.7m topper, front unit can run singly to the rear

CLAAS ARION 630 CIS 50K £49,950 2015, 50kph, 160hp, 3300 engine hrs, 540/65R28 fronts, 650/65R38 rears, 3 spools

CLAAS LINER 4000 HH £51,950 2018, Profix 20 spline heavy duty tine arms, 14 tine rotors

MERLO P32.6 PLUS £27,000 2010, 3464 engine hrs, 4wd, PUH, pallet fork, hyd locking

CLAAS LEXION 570 M POA 2009, 9m Vario header, 2582 engine hrs, 1889 drum hrs, Hillside specification

VADERSTAD 400P £7,250 1999, 4m folding, tines levelling boards, pre-emergence markers, following harrow, disc coulters

KUHN HR4003D/ ACCORD DAS DRILL £9,500 2006-1998, 4m power harrow, packer roller






KEITH RENNIE MACHINERY L2 £2,500 2009, hopper cover, 2250L hopper, 24m vanes

LELY MOWER CONDITIONER £3,950 2011, nylon conditioner tines

LEMKEN ZIRKON 10 600K£11,000 2012, 6m folding, c/w 98% Tungsten, ZPW tooth packer

NEW HOLLAND TX66 £28,000 1997, 6m NH autofloat header, 3988 engine hrs, 3755 drum hrs




LEMKEN JUWEL 8 V T 5 L90 £11,900 2012, hydraulic Vari-width, 5 furrow, CS40 slats, hydraulic front furrow, auto reset LK0896

KUHN HR3001/ACCORD DA £8,000 2002, toothed packer, Suffolk coulter, following harrow, markers, new tines

CLAAS ARION 620 CIS £42,000 2014, 50kph, 158hp, 5038 engine hrs, 540/65R28 fronts, 650/65R38 rears, 3 spools

LEMKEN JUWEL 8M OF £19,990 2017, 6 of W52 bodies, hyd depth wheel, cutaway disc, on land & in furrow

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CLAAS AXION 850 £77,000 2017, 50kph, 268hp, 3465 engine hrs, 600/70R30 fronts, 710/70R42 rears

MASSEY FERGUSON 5470 £19,990 2007, 40kph, 6405 engine hrs, 380/85R28 fronts, 460/85R38 rears

CLAAS V1200 £16,000 2012, V1200 cutter bar, 4 wheel trolley, rape kit with side knife

CLAAS ARES 836 £26,950 2005, 40kph, 205hp, 5360 engine hrs, 540/65R30 fronts, 650/65R42 rears

DALBO CULTILIFT 600 £8,500 2014, hydraulic folding cultivator, 4 rows of spring tines, front & rear levelling boards

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11062596 JD S790 HM 2019, 463/692hrs, 640X , ATrac, 24” tracks, chop/chaff PG Warranty 6/2024/ 2000hrs


11063675 JD T670i 2019, 373/551hrs, ProDrive, 40K, chop/chaff, ATrac complete, 800/480R 625R header/


11062985 ZURN Rape Ext 2017, 22’ rape ext to fit JD 622R, twin side knife


11064658 CLAAS 970 2015, 1655/2232hrs, 710/70R38 650/65R28 central tyre inflation, Autofill, AutoLube, GPS, Grass PU, Maize Orbis 750, 610 DirectDisc,


21060771 JD S690 HM 2016, 1014/1293hrs, 635X header, 2 side knives, ATrac complete


11064518 JD T670i HM 2009, 585/864, 30K, 2WD, chop/chaff, AT Ready, A/C, air seat, 625R header, 25’ trolley


21061700 JD 8800i 2016, 1650/2600hrs, ProDrive, 40K, 4WD, 64 knife, ATrac complete, Duraline, 639 grass


31063982 CLAAS LEXION 760 TT 2015, 1409/1861hrs, 3D Sieve, 25” tracks, chopper/chaff, laser pilot, yield mapping, GPS screen/ dome, rev camera, 1080 Vario Header/trolley,


11064541 JD S690i HM 2016, 822/1105hrs, ProDrive, ATrac Complete,635X header PG Warranty 6/2021/ 1250hrs



71063828 JD S685 HM 2015, 680/1049hrs, ProDrive, AT complete, PFlow 30ft header, 2 x rape side knives, air seat,


11063845 JD T560i HM 2018, 287/443hrs, 30k, ATrac Ready, chop/chaff, 625X 25’ PGard Warranty 2021-1200hrs

41064951 JD 2266 HM 1998, 4159/4602hrs, chopper, chaff spreader, 20ft header w/ auto contour, rape extension,



11059453 J D 8600 2017, 1408/2202hrs, 40K Pro Drive, 4WD, ATrac Ready , AHC, Maize KP, grass header

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11063513 CLAAS Tucano 570 2014, 1220/1660hrs, 3D sieve, Hydro, 25K, 2WD, Vario 770 header (25ft), 1 side knife, vario table, air seat, A/C, chopper, chaff spreader


11062496 T550 HM 2020, 90/142hrs, AT complete, 622R header/trolley, 0% FINANCE AVAILABLE

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2018 Case Puma 185 with Case LRZ160 loader 2028hrs

CLAAS: 2015 Claas Arion 650, 5800hrs, f/linkage, mech spool valves, 90% tyres .................. £34,500

VALTRA: Jan 2011 Valtra T131 Hitec, 7200hrs, 140hp, 50kph, air brakes, f/axle susp, cab susp, f/linkage, engine side panels missing, f/tyres 480/65x28 50%, r/tyres 600/65x38 50% .......... £23,500


2010 Fendt 820, 12450hrs, f/PTO, f/tyres 540/65x30 10%, r/tyres 650/65x42 50%, very tidy ......................................... £34,500 2017 Fendt 716 Power Plus, 6500hrs, guidance ready, f/linkage, f/tyres 480/70x30, r/tyres 580/70x42 choice of 2 ............................. £62,500 each



2018 Faresin 7.45 telehandler, 2519hrs, 115hp, 40kph, Manitou headstock c/w hydraulic locking, trailer brakes, 4.5t to 7m, f/tyres 445/70x24 20% Mitas, r/tyres 445/70x24 20% tyres..............................................POA

2012 Challenger MT765 C, 7364hrs, 360hp, 40kph, f/weights, cab susp, full powershift, full top con RTX, extra f/idler weights, 30” 90% tracks ..................................... £50,000

JOHN DEERE: 2018 John Deere 6145R, 2182hrs, 145hp, 45kph, air brakes, f/axle susp, air seat, semi p/shift, Power Beyond, Autoquad, Isobus ready, f/tyres 420/70x28 75% Michelin, r/tyres 18.4x38 70% Michelin .................... £56,500 2013 John Deere 8345R, 3800hrs, 50kph, f/linkage, Autopower, tyres 80%, immaculate ...........................................POA 2016 John Deere 6115R c/w JD 633 loader, 7950hrs, 50kph, Autopower, f/tyres 540/65x30 40%, r/tyres 650/65x42 60% ......................................................POA 2015 John Deere 7290R, 4050hrs, 50kph, Autopower f/linkage, full guidance, tyres 80%, immaculate ........................... £77,000

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1999 Fendt 716, 13491hrs, 160hp, 50kph, air brakes, f/axle susp, cab susp, f/linkage, continuously variable, seat cushion tatty, rust on bonnet, otherwise very tidy, f/tyres 480/65x28 10%, r/tyres 600/65x38 70% ............................................... £19,000

2012 Cat Challenger MT765C, 7364hrs

1999 Fendt 716, 13491hrs, seat cushion tatty, rust on bonnet, otherwise very tidy

2018 John Deere 6145R 2182hrs

2016 Faresin 9.70 telehandler, 2956hrs, air seat, air con, this is a 7t to 9m machine, only used in grain store, auto lube, sway control, f/tyres 445/65x22.5 10%, r/tyres 445/65x22.5 10% .................................POA


NOW IN: ENGINES: NEW CNH engines to fit Tier 3, Maxxum 115 & TSA 115, Case Puma, Plus New Holland T6 & T7 BRAND NEW TYRES Two 380/70x24 Two 480/70x34 Direct replacements for 13.6x24 & 16.9x34 Continental & Firestone £1,100 per set

2016 Faresin 9.70 telehandler 2956hrs, 7t to 9m machine


2018 Case Puma 185 with Case LRZ160 loader, 2028hrs, 185hp, 50kph, air brakes, f/axle susp, cab susp, f/linkage, full powershift, ABS, full guidance, mid mount valves, mech spool valves, f/tyres 540/65x30 80% Michelin, r/tyres 650/65x42 85% Michelin, re-advertised due to time waster..... £72,500 2018 Case Puma 165 CVX, 5383hrs 50kph, f/ weight, screen (but not guidance ready) LED work lights, exhaust brake, f/tyres 540/65x28 90% Michelin, r/tyres 650/65x38 90% Michelin ........................................POA

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Kuhn Power Harrows Drills & Accord d New & Usees par Machine Sep & R airs

ABBOTT & CO (Wessex) LTD 01603 870903 07860 475964

AUTUMN SALE NOW ON available for immediate delivery, 6.3m–20.3m 22"–24" rings, horizontal folding, contour following more photos and full spec at www.writtlefarmmachinery.co.uk

07748 004794 01245 442224


07787 551081


in stock

KUHN EL201 rotavator, 3m wide, 2001, in very good condition with Maxipacker, blades are 50%, Somerset Taunton area, for more info or photos please contact James. £8,500+VAT. J Burrough Tel 07966 558828 (Devon)

TR Smith Ltd

01362 668286

01636 700608 07860 637654


MASCHIO New power harrows New rotary cultivators New flail mowers New spare parts Direct from an importer

Andy Guest

MOBILE bunded bowser, 2100L, with hand pump. £850+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

12-METRE shot bolt rolls, 22" rings. £3,000. S Pemberton Tel 07831 318387 (Essex)

e: info@andrewguest.co.uk


COMPACT tractor rotovator (Blec Blecavator), new blades. £950+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

trsmith120@aol.co.uk www.trsmithagmachinery.com

51,000 litre horiz/cyl dished ends 27’6”L x 9’W x 10’H & cradles 1 x twin & 2 x single compart 22,730 litre bunded tanks 17’L plus cabinet x 9’2”W x 8’H gauge & battery alarm

WHEAT, BARLEY & RAPE STRAW also SOFT MEADOW HAY Very good prices paid promptly

Call Jeff on


off the field & throughout the winter

www.thekinggroup.co.uk/tanks 01638 712328 Suffolk 01992 451629 Herts/Essex 600-GALLON steel tank, c/w gauge, stand & hose. £400. W Letham Tel 07761 653428 (Essex)

Used 20,000 litre 4400 gallon GRP ex Winery Storage Tank

POWER BREAKERS els od Many makes &spmares ed us new &

01759 302279 07779 245466 www.powerharrowspares.co.uk £1,500

KUHN 6002 power harrow, 1997, hydraulic folding, lights, tungsten bolt on tines, gwo. £7,000 ono. A Hurn Tel 07771 925247 (Norfolk)

£26,950 2014, c/w Crossboard, 510mm TrueCut discs, a nice example more photos and full spec at www.writtlefarmmachinery.co.uk

07748 004794 01245 442224



CONCEPT 4m Speed Till, 2 rows of pigtail tines & packer, then another 2 rows of tines & second packer. £1,500+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs)

VÄDERSTAD Carrier L 525


R M Dove

07977 268113 (T)

2008 Gregoire Besson Discordon 3.2m, good working order, been on farm since new. £4,250. W Boulton Tel 07801 529956/07515 324535 (Bucks)



RANSOMES C79 cultivator, 10'6" wide, 13 tine. £300+VAT. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282 (E Yorks)


KUHN Primor 3570M, straw bedder & feeder, 2016, Polydrive, electric controls, new knives recently. £9,750. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

HOWARD E60 rotavator, working order, but with poor hood. £150+VAT. A Hagues Tel 01482 875282 (E Yorks)

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Call Andrew Lloyd

New HE-VA rolls


prefer big bales

Well proven design Single and twin and three legged machines available Mounted and trailed


49-75641 49-75050




Lewis Brothers

07889 668600 07889 668599


Pan Busters & spirals ALL BLENCH SPARES



FRONT press, 1.5m wide, steerable 3 point linkage, 45 degree rings, good condition. £800. D Murrell Tel 07850 724139 (Norfolk)



STRAW & HAY (cont)

For more information:


01302 867328 TILLAGE TACKLE AS 2000L bunded fuel bowser, tractor tow, lights & brakes, no road use, vgc. £2,100. A Dunham Tel 07767 248412 (Cambs)

SPALDINGS Flatlift subsoiler legs, three wearing parts also. £100 each no VAT. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbys)

OVERUM 3.5m trailed discs, 23” disc, cutaways on front, plain rear, good paintwork, heavy set, vgc. £4,250. A Dunham Tel 07767 248412 (Cambs)

PROFORGE Inverta 4m mounted disc packer, folding wings, cutaway discs, sideboards & rear lighting board, little used, genuine sale. A Hodgson Tel 07748 152324 (Lincs)

AMAZONE Cenius cultivator, 3m, double disc roller, 2019, in as new condition. POA. M Fisher Tel 07976 622090 (Norfolk)

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OLIVERS OLIVERS Luton Tel: 01582 727111

OLIVERS Petworth Tel: 01798 343660


Full listings available at

www.oliveragriculture.co.uk OLIVERS Reading Tel: 01189 723741

OLIVERS Tingewick Tel: 01280 848494

OLIVERS Winchester Tel: 01962 774590

HORSCH TIGER 4MT was £33,333, NOW £29,950 2014, 4m w/w, 2 rows 680mm discs, 9 TerraGrip tines, 770kg trip forcs, levelling discs, tyre packer, hyd depth, hyd leg break back, hyd fold

HORSCH JOKER 8RT £42,790 2016, 7.25m w/w, factory fit hyd brakes, 50mm hitch, front levelling board, discs, double steel disc packer, scrapers, rear lights & markers, vgc

LEMKEN KARAT 9/500 SPECIAL OFFER was £26,500, NOW £17,950 2014, 5m w/w, twin DD packer roller, hyd fold, 3 rows tines, r/lev discs, f/depth wheels, Tungsten points

MASCHIO UNICO L £18,995 Ex demo,5 furrow plough, 300hp headstock, hyd vari-width, hyd alignment, adjustable front furrow, MP4WD bodies & skimmers, rear discs, rear light kit

PICHON TCI £6.500 1999, 11.25 vacuum tanker, rear applicator, single axle, rear linkage, front loading arm, splash plate, fully galvanised, road lights, worklights

VEENHUIS EUROJECT 350 £2,950 2003, 3m slurry injector, 3 & 4 point linkage, tanker or tractor mounted, discs, Macerator

TEAGLE TITAN 6 £7,250 Tyres 16.5/80-24 60%, vertical beaters, road lights, no slurry door, side ladder, PTO Drive, 6t, hydraulic brakes

TWOSE UWF/41/C1 was £8.950, NOW £7,385 2008, 12m Cambridge rolls, horizontal hyd folding, Cambridge plain rings 80% good, 55cm/22’ plain rings,five-gang, transport locking bar

DALBO SEEDER FITTING KIT £4,500 2018, to suit Poweroll 1230, 12.3m rolls, brand new, frame only - no outlets, pipework or applicator *Stock image

CLAAS LEXION 570+ £75,000 2006, 7.5m, Vario header, 25kph, 2595/1605hrs, a/c, yield/Q meter, grain meters, Special Cut II with power spreader

CLAAS LEXION 600 TT £98,950 2010, 12m, Vario header, 30kph, 2873/2108hrs, LH v/knife, RH v/ knife, a/c, yield/Q meter, yield mapping, GPS, Cruise control, S3 steering with Egnos signal

CLAAS LEXION 760TT £110,500 2011, 10.5m, Vario header, 30kph, 1768 drum hrs, TT, header reverse, dust extractor, a/c, yield/Q meter, air compressor, power spreader, RH v/ knife, LH laser

CLAAS LEXION 770 TT £119,800 2011, 10.5m, Vario header, 30kph, 2768/1853hrs, TT LH/RH v/knife, LH laser, header reverse, Xenon lights, a/c, yield/Q meter, yield mapping, GPS steering, power spreader

CLAAS LEXION 770 TT £125,875 2012, 10.5m, Vario header, 30kph, 2865/2150hrs, TT LH v/knife, header reverse, Xenon lights, a/c, yield/Q meter, GPS, CEMOS, 3D

CLAAS TUCANO 320 £65,850 2008, 5.4m, M Vario header, 25kph, 1938/1534hrs, RH v/knife, header reverse, a/c, straw chopper, chaff spreader, 3D hillside sieves

CLAAS JAGUAR 950 £129,995 2015, 3m, M pick up, 20 blade cylinder, 710/70R38 fronts, 600/65R28 rears, 2180 eng hrs, 1650 cyl hrs

CLAAS JAGUAR 950 4WD £79,750 2011, 3m, M pick up, 20 blade cylinder, 680 fronts, 540 rears, 5480 eng hrs, 3749 cyl hrs

CLAAS SCORPION 6030 CP £36,950 2014, mechanical transmission, 3730hrs, 460/70R24 tyres, Scorpion carriage, 30kph, 122hp, 100l/min gear pump, Smart handling, PUH

CLAAS ARION 430 £53,850 2017, 40kph, 110 HP, AdBlue, 450hrs, 2 spools, Claas FL100 loader, front linkage

CLAAS AXION 830 £70,000 2017, 50kph, 235HP, AdBlue, 2247hrs, 4 spools, CEBIS, 600 kg weight

CLAAS AXION 800 CIS £55,000 2015, 50kph, 205hp, AdBlue, 3,265hrs, 3 spools, Eco PTO, air brakes

CLAAS XERION 5000 £85,000 2010, 50kph, 500HP, AdBlue, 4750hrs, 5 spools, front linkage, GPS, deck weights

LOGIC TGT 400 £1,275 New trailer, high sided tipping, 1500x1000x800mm, timber floor, 50mm swivel tow hitch

RICHARD WESTERN SF14 £11,890 2011, hyd tailgate and chute, rubber seal, LED beacon, hyd brakes, front window & ladder, ADR axles, sprung drawbar, LED lights

BOMFORD SILA-BED £4,990 2015, two speed gearbox, bed speed control inc reverse, 300 degree spout rotation, proportional joystick control

OPICO LTD MICRO PRO 16 £8,450 2016, 12m boom granular applicator, 3pt linkage mounted, 16 outlets, 400L, hopper capacity, Radar c/w electronic metering

VADERSTAD RAPID A800 £19,500 2007, system disc, hopper extension, front wing support wheels, bout markers, pre-em markers, approx 11,000ha worked




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Toppers, Rakes & Mowers

CLAAS ARION 420 MR 2018, 40kph, 100hp, 350hrs, 2 spools, PUH, ext warranty May 2022 or 5000hrs .£40,975 CLAAS ARES 697ATZ 2007, 40kph, 155HP, 8159hrs, 3 spools, Eco PTO, 155hp, bolster weight ..............£24,000 CLAAS ARION 650 2013, 50kph, 185HP, EGR engine, 5300hrs, 4 spools, CEBIS, front linkage .................£47,500 CLAAS AXION 950 2013, 50kph, 410HP, AdBlue, 6430hrs, front linkage, CVT, GPS S10, new tyres...........£69,850 CLAAS ARION 450 2018, 40kph, 130HP, 2000hrs, 3 spools, FL100 loader, CIS, A/C, PUH .......................£52,850 CLAAS AXION 830 2017, 50kph, 235HP, 2950hrs, 4 spools, CEBIS, Power Beyond ..................................£64,950 CLAAS ARION 650 2019, 50kph, 185HP, AdBlue, 1100hrs, 3 spools, front linkage, CIS+, GPS ready, warranty until 14/04/2024 or 4000hrs ........................................................................................................£81,750 CLAAS ARION 650 2019, 50kph, AdBlue, 550hrs, 3 spools, front linkage, CIS+, 185hp, GPS ready, warranty until 30/06/2024 or 4000hrs ........................................................................................................£87,250 CLAAS ARION 630 2013, 50kph, 165hp, 3,550hrs, CIS, 3 spools, front linkage, new rear tyres ................£44,950

SPEARHEAD MULTICUT 460 2004, flex-wing mower, 4.6m working width, 3 blades per rotor c/w anti scalp disc, wide angle PTO, spare wheel & bracket, front & rear chain guards ...............................................£5,950 SPEARHEAD TOPPER 9 1998, 9’ working width (2.70m), rotory topper, linkage mounted, skids ................£1,125 CLAAS 3100 2012, twin rotor rake, 8.7m-10m raking width, 1.5m-2.6m swath width, 6 wheel under carriage ............................................................................................................................................£12,750 CLAAS LINER 3100 2016, twin rotor rake, 8.7m-10m, 6 wheel under carriage, fully floating rotor susp. ...£13,650 LELY 745 CD VARIO EUROTOP 2014, twin rotor rake, 6.85-7.35m working width, centre curtain ...............£9,750 POTTINGER 771A 7.7m max working width, tandem axle kit, barn stored ....................................................£7,995 KIDD 280 2017, 2.8m (9’) cutting width, c/w PTO shaft for front mounting, 2 x rotors, wear skids, front or rear linkage mounted, superb condition ........................................................................................................£1,495 CLAAS DISCO 3200 2018, C Contour, 3m working width, rear mounted, active float suspension, quick change blades, wear skids..........................................................................................................................£10,995 LELY SPLENDIMO 320 2013, 3.2m cut, nylon conditioner, disc mower .....................................................£4,800

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FARMERS - Advertise your ‘for sale’ and ‘wanted’ on-farm machinery for free. See coupon on page 177

Mark Weatherhead Battlefield Machinery, Knights Way, Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury SY1 3AB •

01743 464100

TRACTORS & TELEHANDLERS Ex Demo Deutz Fahr 7250, f/linkage & PTO MF 7718 (2016) – f/linkage & PTO, 3225hrs MF 6613 (2016) – f/weights & GPS, 1865hrs MF 7620 (2015) – new tyres, 3200hrs GPS Caterpillar 408 telehandler 8m Ag spec, 850hrs

Simba X Press c/w ST bar, v tidy


KV S Drill Pro combi drill 2012 c/w CX II disc coulters, NGH p/h, hyd coulter lift, tidy set up

MF 7618 (2013) – f/linkage, 2192hrs MF 6265 (2002) – with MX Loader MF 6160 (1995)


MF 5425 (2005) MF 8926 (2005) – 6m lift telehandler Caterpillar 407 telehandler, 7m 3200hrs, tidy MF 7620 (15) new tyres, 3200hrs

Caterpillar 408 telehandler, 8m Ag Spec, 850hrs

HARVESTING NEW – old stock MF 7345S, 18’ PF combine

Kuhn Vari Master plough 2017 exc metal, vari width, auto reset, wide depth wheel c/w damper, like a demo! Kuhn Master 120 plough 1998 straight, will go straight to work! Dowdeswell DP7 6 furrow straight, but needs metal c/w press arm Kverneland F35 6m power harrow 2009, packer roller, new tines, markers Pottinger Top 620M mounted rake 2014, 6.2m , tidy, Tanco conventional bale wrapper mounted, tidy, Kubota MK 5000 17 plate, 2800hrs, new tyres, straight! Kubota RTV 900 58 plate, hyd tip, power steering, Rops only

MF 7370 PL Beta 4wd, 20PF, low hrs, 2015 MF 32, 14’, low hrs, 1996

£6,950 £15,500 £3,000 £995 £9,000 £5,750 £2,450 £9,500 £4,250

Richard Evans • 07375 508366 • richard@battlefieldmachinery.com

Krone 1290 baler (2015), 55,000 bales Vicon RV2160 round baler, very tidy John Deere 590 round baler (1996), 4,900 bales Krone 1400 (2013) 4 rotor rake Vicon single rotor rake


OTHER EQUIPMENT Dowdeswell DP7F, 6f, v tidy


Dowdeswell DP7F, 7f, v tidy KV LD85 5f & 4f


01691 791460

Krone Big Pack 1290 HDP baler

MF 7626 2014, Dyna 6, 3800hrs, front links & PTO, 4 spools

MF 6485 2006, Dynashift, 8000hrs, front & cab suspension, CCLS, 4 spools

MF 7624 2012, 5800hrs, front linkage, 50kph, 4 spools

MF 7495 Dyna VT, 2011, front linkage, 50kph, 9600hrs

MF 7620 2014, 4600hrs, front & cab Sus, 50kph, 3 spools

MF 5455 2007, 3300hrs, dyna 4, privilege spec, ECO PTO, visio roof

MF 7620 2013, 4600hrs, front linkage & PTO, 50kph, air brakes

MF 5455 2008, 2700hrs, 16 speed shift, 2 spools, aircon

MF 7614 2015, 3700hrs, dyna 4, front linkage, 3 pools, ECO PTO

MF 5425 2wd, 2006, power shuttle, 3000hrs, air con

MF 6495 2009, 4900hrs, 50kph, 4 spools

MF 6290 2001, 9000hrs, 3 spools, push out hitch

MF 6616 2016, 3600hrs, 50kph, air brakes, excellent condition

Claas 640 2010, 8700hrs, 50kph, air brakes, front linkage

MF 8650 2011, 3600hrs, Dyna VT, 50kph, 4 spools, front & cab suspension

Claas 540 Dyna 6, 2009, 5700hrs, full suspension, 40kph

MF 6495 2009, 4900hrs, 50kph, front & cab sus, 4 spools, new tyres

McCormick CX 105 Extrashift, 4362hrs, c/w Quicke brackets & spool, 2005

email: llansilintractors@hotmail.co.uk For a full list of our stock please go to www.llansilintractors.co.uk

Various forks & grapples Fendt 1290N (2017), 11,300 bales, st/axle, waffle plates

Vicon RV2160 round baler, v tidy

battlefieldmachinery.com *terms and conditions apply

Farmhand 8 bale fork MF 7718 (16), 3225hrs

Flat Lift Force – 2 leg HD Buster Spalding – 3 leg combination Knights Raven – 3 leg combination



Kverneland 4232 trailed moco 2009, c/w steel conditioner, float tyres, quick fit blades, tidy

Pottinger 6m Terrasem drill, ex demo Vicon PO-EDW weightcell, vgo Vicon RO–EDW extension hopper Kuhn Axis 30.1 spreader extension hopper Kongskilde 6m Germinator

Cousins 9.3m Sidewinder rolls Kongskilde 6m Germinator Richard Western 14t trailer – sprung drawbar & axles, roll over sheet, super single tyres

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Kuhn Vari Master plough 2009, v tidy, good metal, wide depth wheel with damper

HEDGECUTTERS Fella TFS 60 tidy Krone 1400 Plus rake

Major 2.8 front & rear flail mower

VEHICLES Isuzu 1.9 Dmax Blade, ex demo, Obsidian Grey Isuzu 1.9 Dmax Utah Auto Vision, Titanium Silver 38,000 mileage Isuzu 2.5 Dmax Utah Vision, Mineral Grey 32,197 mileage Fendt 1290N baler


Toyota Hilux, 65 plate, tidy

07885 202005 01954 210355 Hardwick, Cambridge


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A DOWNING McCormick X6-440 VT McCormick X60. 40 tractor 140 hp, variable transmission, f/linkage, metallic 2015, 65 reg, 40kph, 110hp, 4wd, air con, red paintwork, 3 aux hyd valves, brand new, due buudy seat, additional hyd oil tank in next week, available for demo £66,999 £25,000

McCormick X4-35M Rops tractor New NC 16t tandem axle beaver tail with sprung ramps, plant low loader, hyd brakes & sprung drawbar

New McCormick X7.690 Premium 225hp, full susp, 50kph p/shift & shuttle trans, 9.1t, 3pt link, Michelins, 6 spool valves, f/linkage & PTO, precision steering £10,450 ready for TopCon/Trimble/GreenStar domes £106,999

ins engine, 2017, 17 plate, 75hp Perk described as... 12Fx12R, 2wd, can only be

£14,500 AS NEW..................£1

New Pegoraro 5m folding power harrow heavy duty, packer roller, adjustable clod board, wheel track erradicators, lights

Kioti CK20HST Compact only 300hrs, turf McCormick X2.35 tyres, 21hp, 4wd, Hydrostat trans, to be fitted 51hp 4wd, front weights, Ag tyres brand new with 1.5m underslung cutter deck, 3 years 0% finance £19,500 making a 1st class pro ride on mower £6,995

McCormick X8 available for demo now up to 310hp


Kioti K9 utility vehicle 20 Series 3mtr Lely power harrow Ovlac 4m disc 28hp, diesel engine, full cab with heater, 4wd, half with rear up & over linkage, in good working 2019, ex demo model tonne hyd tipping body, cracking bit of kit, 2-year order warranty, available for demo £13,500 £1,950

B7000 Kubota 4wd compact tractor c/w power loader with bucket, d/a rear scu, in very gwo

McCormick X7. 460VT 2019 (69 reg),165hp Tomlin 6’ grass topper boosts to 175hp, VT drive, 50k, a/brakes, precision steering ready, 4yr warranty, 0% finance £82,995 £5,250 front linkage & PTO available @£4,500



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Ex demo Kubota-Tomlin 2m mounted chain harrow set suit compact tractor or little Fergy-type £1,350 tractor £350

OTHER MACHINERY New McCormick X7-690 Premium 225hp, powershift & shuttle transmission, 6 hyd aux valves, f/linkage & PTO, DSM screen, Isobus & precision steering ready, metallic red paintwork ................................................. due in soon New McCormick X7-624VT Premium 240hp, tier 5 engine, variable transmission, 6 hyd aux valves, precision steering ready, f/linkage & PTO, DSM screen & Isobus, brand new model..................arrival around Christmas 2020 New McCormick X7-460 VT RTK guidance, front linkage, PTO, 50k, 175hp, air brakes, available for demo ...... POA

Carlton Farm, Cattle Dyke, Gorefield, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 4NR

Pegoraro W5000 fldg p/harrow, 250hp g/box, fluo system floating beds, track erads, packer rollers, adj clod board, in stock ............................................................................................................................. £19,500 Tomlin 4’, 5’, 6’ & 8’ mowers.................................................................................................................from £875 Bomford Bandit 2.5m flail mower, new flails, good working order ................................................................ £1,400 All prices plus VAT unless otherwise stated

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FARMERS - Advertise your ‘for sale’ and ‘wanted’ on-farm machinery for free. See coupon on page 177 TILLAGE TACKLE (cont) KUHN 4001 power harrow, Maxipacker, 85% tines. D Land Tel 07889 996362 (Leics)

VALTRA A95 tractor front weights, set of 10 wafer hook on type, weighing 375kgs. £225+VAT. A Burt Tel 07970 111353 (Northants)

JOHN Deere full set of leaf weights. £500 no VAT. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbys) FENDT 309C fly wheel, new. £1,000+VAT ono. R Knight Tel 01536 512813 (Northants) FENDT 307/308 GKN clutch kit, new. £1,000+VAT ono. R Knight Tel 01536 512813 (Northants)

2015 Fendt 939 Profi Plus


5100hrs, front linkage, 6 spools, 650/30 710/42 Axiobib tyres, one owner



MF 7624


01691 791460

NEW Holland TS135A, 56 reg, 135hp boosts to 162hp, 4350hrs, front & cab suspension, 40k Electro Command gearbox, good tyres, tidy tractor. £23,500 no VAT. W Beckwith Tel 07742 842957 (Essex)

10,000L c/w chemical lockers, Super Single wheels, LED lights, hyd brakes MASSEY Ferguson 3125, very tidy condition, 1992 model, approx 8500hrs, on a working clock, V5 present, more photos on request. £11,500+VAT ono. J Woodward Tel 07930 548933/01455 221112 (Leics)

2002 John Deere 6910



07730 780 510

£8,000+VAT TITAN tri-axle walking floor artic trailer. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

Other sizes to 16,000L built to order

BAILEY 12t, good tidy trailer, super singles, twin ram. £3,250 ono. R Booth Tel 07712 042437 (Lincs)

Chassis kits made for your tanks, pumps/pipework fitted as required Honda pump with 3 way taps and pipework

£950+VAT Visit


MASSEY Ferguson 6465 Special Dyna 6, 135hp, 1690hrs, Aug 2008, c/w dual wheels, front furrow press, air con, air seat, 2 spools, 18x38 rear 70% & 14.9x28 front 70%, auto PTO, auto diff, very tidy tractor. £37,500. R Evans Tel 07949 818746 (Herts)

MASSEY Ferguson 5613 Dyna-4, 2016, just 853hrs, in excellent condition, tyres as new, front weights included. £42,000 ono. D Lee Tel 07749 951898 (Norfolk)

AGRI-WELD transport/tool box, 3 point linkage mounted, 2017, very good condition, ideal to go on front linkage. W Graham Tel 07917 357932 (Norfolk) MASSEY Ferguson 3065 Autronic, sound good tractor. £5,500 ono. K Marshall Tel 07958 360217/01245 403090 (Essex)

LANDINI 4-105, 2015, only 1600hrs, full spec, loader ready, weights, creep, a/c, fully serviced. £22,500. L Rich Tel 07774 112211 (Glos)

to see what else we make!

f/links & PTO, Stoll loader

01493 750999 www.jmurrell.co.uk

01280 702725


Norwich, Norfolk

Merrick Loggin Trailers Mob 07799 836590



RICHARD Western 14t Root Crop trailers (2), sprung drawbar, double acting hyd tailgate, both trailers in very good order. POA. M Fisher Tel 07976 622090 (Norfolk)

TYE twin axle tipping trailer with steel mesh sides, headboard & barn doors. £850+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs)

FORD 6610, 7500hrs, 4wd, lovely original condition, faded paintwork, light rust, cracking little tractor for work, restoration, etc. £12,995 no VAT. J Furness Tel 07973 843230 (Glos)

BRIAN James 3500kg twin axle car trailer with ramps. £2,800+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

GULL 10t trailer, hydraulic rear door & hydraulic brakes, two tyres have 98% tread, two at 50%, no leaks in hydraulics, trailer in good condition. A Masters Tel 07771 521796 (Norfolk)

MF 5455

2007, 3300hrs, Dyna 4, Privilege spec, twin pump, eco PTO, Visio roof, excellent condition


01691 791460


WEIGHT block, 3pt linkage, ideal for a loader tractor. £140. R Sinkler Tel 01377 270251 (E Yorks)

FORD 6610, 1985, dual power, H column gear change, 2 double acting spool valves, pick up hitch, 7000hrs, in good order no rot, cab interior reasonable, c/w 13.6x38 wheels & tyres, needs clutch renewing. £7,500. C Bigley Tel 01406 540505/07909 910005 (Lincs)

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2012, 5800hrs, 50kph, front axle & cab susp, f/linkage, 4 spool valves, Eco PTO, Data 4, TopCon guidance pod, 650/65/42 & 600/65/28 tyres @60% good

Contact Tim Smith tim.smith@claas.com

JOHN Deere 7700, 4wd, 7400hrs, 650x38 tyres. P Roberts Tel 07850 864252/01827 872317 (Warks) MERCEDES Unimog U90 SWB, ag spec, 1997, low mileage, South Derby. £12,500 no VAT. R Brown Tel 07970 064760 (Derbys) FORD 4630/5030 hydraulic lift top cover complete assembly with hydraulic valve. £400+VAT. A Burt Tel 07970 111353 (Northants)


Enduramaxx water/liquid bowser

FREE UK DELIVERY LEMKEN 2.3m wide furrow press, 22 rings, suitable for 5 furrow plough. £550+VAT. B Richardson Tel 07719 925614 (E Yorks)

SINGLE axle beavertail low loader, c/w ramps, handy size, good floor. H Ashton Tel 07831 588318 (Lincs)

CARTWRIGHT Tautliner DD step frame trailer, 2012, c/w Moffett fittings, BPW eco axles, drum brakes, tested till Nov 20, air curtain lock. £3,995+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs) 8/9-TON trailer, on super singles, lights, hydraulic brakes, suitable for muck or woodchips. £850. B Colson Tel 01284 828251/07789 261067 (Suffolk)

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Refurbished Kuhn Power Harrow & Accord Seed Drill Specialists

Recon 3m power harrows from £5,950

Recon 4m power harrows from £7,500

Quick fit 2! Blade Holder Conversion Kit

Recon 3m DA drills c/w Suffolks 3m from £6,250 4m from £6,950

to suit most models of Kuhn


Tractor wheel track eradicators to suit Kuhn Maschio KRM from £125/leg

Recon 3.5m power harrows £6,750 Maxi Packer roller kits, flexicoils and tyre packers ex stock

Giant Packer roller kits to suit Spaldings & Shakaerators from £1,950 Vertical folding markers to suit Kuhn, Maschio, etc £875 pre emerge kits from £625 3m recon Kuhn Accord combis from £12,250 4m recon Kuhn Accord combis from £13,950

62 tonnes of genuine Kuhn tines sold this year! Genuine Kuhn tines

2 bolt fix ..........

Q fit 2 ..............

..... £8.75

Q fit 3 ..............

..... £8.75

... £15.25

Tel: 01636 700608 • Andy mobile: 07860 637654 Email: info@andrewguest.co.uk • www.andrewguest.co.uk

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Monday–Friday: 8 am–5 pm Saturday: 8 am–12 noon


THIS IS WHAT WE DO! Refurbished Power Harrows:

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• All New Bearings and Seals in the Trough and Gearbox • Blade Holders All New are fitted • New Genuine Kuhn Tines fitted • New Packer Roller Kit fitted • Shot Blasted, Repainted and New Stickers • New PTO and Guards fitted as standard • Models of Power Harrows used: HR3001, HR3002, HR3003, HR4001, HR4002, HR4003 and HR4004 • Front or Rear Levelling Board as standard • Cam Clutch new fitted on all machines • Wheel Track Eradicators are available as an optional extra

All Seed Drills Totally Refurbished:

• New Main Frame with Extra Strength • New Coulters and Pivot Bushes • New Metering Device • Vertical Folding Markers Power Harrow mounted • New Disc Marker Pivots and Discs • All New Hoses and Hopper Cover • New Hopper Extension and Double Step • Tramliner c/w 2 or 4 Shut Offs and Low Level Sensor • All Shot Blasted, Repainted and New Stickers • S-Type Following Harrow Standard on complete combinations • 2 Rows of Coulters as standard – 3 rows optional extra • Pre Emergence Markers available as an extra – £625 • Hydraulic Coulter Lift – £695

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Refurbished Combinations 4m – from £13,950 3m – from £12,250 Kuhn 3001 3002 3003 Power Harrow:

• New Maxi Packer Roller & Clod Board • Accord 3m DA Seed Drill c/w Tramliner • 2 row Suffolk Coulters • Vertical Folding Markers fitted on harrow • Hopper Extension • Step and S-Harrow

Kuhn 4001 4002 4003 Power Harrow:

• New Maxi Packer Roller & Clod Board • Accord 4M DA Seed Drill c/w Tramliner • 2 row Suffolk Coulters • Vertical Folding Markers fitted on Harrow • Hopper Extension • Step and S-Harrow

12 Months Warranty on our combis

Email: info@andrewguest.co.uk • www.andrewguest.co.uk


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NEW Trailer & Tanker STOCK Offers Low Loader 15T

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Full BAILEY trailer range available from FAROL 19T Gross low loader, 24', 215/75 X 17.5, 10 stud axle, sprung drawbar, air/hyd brakes, hyd ramps, toolbox, LED lights, sprung drawbar, 19' flat/5' beaver, hardwood floor, will carry 15T Load. DOES NOT INCLUDE BALE WEDGE PICTURED

Farol Price






Dropside 6T & 8T


Single axle tipping trailer, hyd brakes, 12.5/80.15.3, 6 stud axle, LED lights, tailgate

£4,250 8T - Farol Price £4,850 6T - Farol Price

HERBST Dump Trailers



14T & 15T Hi Side Dump Trailers. H/D tow eye, sprung drawbar, 10 stud axle, air/hyd brakes, hyd rear door, 385/65R22.5, mudguards & flaps, LED Lights

£9,950 15T - Farol Price £10,850

TRF 25 25ft/7.5mtr bale trailer, headboard, lights, hydraulic brakes, toolbox, 385/65R22.5 front/rear ladders.

Farol Price

£6,850 1 IN STOCK

14T - Farol Price

LGP 2200 Industrial Tanker


2200 Gallon, ind yellow, 560/60R22.5, drawbar sus Air/hyd brakes, hydraulic rain gun, 8000ltr pump, 12” front inspection port, 3 x sight glasses, water spreader plate, 800mm rear hinged door, LED highway lighting, 2 x LED Flashing beacons, mudflaps, 20ft x 6ins suction 11061591/2

Farol Price 1700 Agri Tanker


£10,950 01844 278843 sales@farol.co.uk www.farol.co.uk Farol Price

All new stock. Correct 1/11/20. Prices exclude VAT. Library/Stock Pictures

TOMLIN 5T tipping trailer, mesh extension headboard and sides, 15.0/55R17 wide turf tyres

Farol Price



1700 Gallon AGRI Tanker, 6mm 1700 gallon tank, Sprung Drawbar, Hydraulic Brakes, Handbrake, HD axle, 550/60R22.5 tyres, 20inch back door, 8000l hyd drive vacuum pump, 6inch coupling and valve, 6inch suction hose 6m in length, Hot dip Galvanised tank inside and out, Full road LED lighting kit. Water splash plate 11061594


V64 - up to 13 animals 2 IN STOCK



L X W 6.4mtr x 2.3mtr, carrying capacity : 8000 kg, 1 axle hydraulic lowering system, 15R22.5 tyres, hydraulic brakes, outside penning gates, inside partition

Farol Price


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Fenland Tractors



Station Yard, Postland, Crowland, Peterborough PE6 0JT Tel: 01406 330386 Fax: 01406 330080 Email: martyn.stanley@fenlandtractors.co.uk

Shire 320 4wd, 20hp, 2005, compact tractor

Caterpillar D4D 44hp, direct drive, direct start, angle blade

Komatsu PC07-2 1995, tidy for age

Yanmar C30R-1 tracked dumper 2001, one owner

McCauley A2GP12 dump trailer with HD ramps, new unused

Hitachi ZX50 2007, 4746hrs

Benford Terex pedestrian roll & trailer

Doosan DX63-3 2014, 3977hrs

All prices + VAT


Suppliers of replacement parts for all Caterpillar machines

t: 01243 575333 • m: Joe 07540 013587 e: mail@ hjknight.co.uk • www.hjknight.co.uk

DUE IN – Doosan DX140LC 2016, Cat D6D LGP dozer, Cat D2 J Model (choice) Cat D4 U Model

Visit our website www.fenlandtractors.co.uk to see our stock machines



NEW GYRAX 2800 HD 2.8M JSM M9 9’ TOPPER tidy condition MULCHING TOPPER unique 6 bladed rotors, mulch as they cut, extremely strong £5,950

2008 CLAAS LEXION 550 7.5m vario header, 1400 harvest hrs, very nice condition £79,000


2014 MAJOR 9’ GDX HD PZ HAYBOB 300 TEDDER/ TOPPER SWATHER good working order shaft drive, in excellent condition £2,250 £900

2002 KVERNELAND 4M HYD BALE/PLANT TRAILER FOLDING POWER HARROW 25’ 15t commercial tandem axles, brakes & lights & DRILL with front tank, 80% tines £12,000 £2,500

2000 CLAAS LEXION 450 6.6m vario, 3D, 2400 harvest hrs, very tidy £35,000

2015 WEST 3000G DUAL SPREADER auto lube, lid, good tyres tidy condition, choice of 2 £12,950

FLEMING 2M SPRINGTINE ideal for sandschool with rear roller hardly used £500

2015 JOHN DEERE 6150R PQ 40K with loader 5400hrs, tidy tractor, good tyres £50,000

WARWICK BALE/PLANT TRAILER 14t, 24’, new wooden bed & good tyres £4,950

2010 DEUTZ M620 50K 6400hrs, good tyres, very tidy

2017 CLAAS LEXION 650 770 vario 760 harvest hrs

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Cat D6C 82A direct drive, direct start, 1967

Kuhn GF502 4 rotor tedder 2011 immac.............................................................................. £4,250 Selection of bale wrappers in..................................................................................................... POA Marshall 70 manure spreader 1995 vgc ............................................................................... £1,995 Amazone KE303-140 power harrow rubber packer ........................................................... £3,750 Spearhead R180 Barrier mower 2019 hardly used ............................................................. £2,750 Bomford Falcon 6.5T hedger immaculate ............................................................................ £9,950 Moore Unidrill W400 4m direct drill, vgc............................................................................ £11,950 Massey Ferguson 6465 Dyna 6 tractor................................................................................ £22,500 Winget 6t dumper, shuttle gearbox ...................................................................................... £3,450 Claas Disco 3050, 2010, out of season money .................................................................... £3,750 Bomford B457 hedger ready to work ................................................................................... £2,750 Bomford B557 hedger direct from farm ............................................................................... £3,750 Kverneland CLD 5m cultivator, 2005 ..................................................................................... £7,950 He-Va folding 5 leg subsoiler very HD hyd breakback ....................................................... £8,250 Dieci Agri Star 37.7, 67 plate ..................................................................................................DUE IN Spearhead Twiga 555 hedger, 2012 ..................................................................................... £6,995 Vaderstad Rollex 1020 ring rollers, c/w breakers ................................................................ £4,995 Dalbo Compact 630 ring rollers tidy ..................................................................................... £3,450 Welger AP630 baler vgc 1986 ............................................................................................... £4,995 TH Engineering 5 leg flat lift vgc............................................................................................ £3,450 Teagle TBM250 flail, immaculate, 2015 ................................................................................ £4,150 Fleming 10cu/m muck spreader, wide tyres, 2014 ............................................................. £3,750 Malone 6’ pasture toppers new in stock & ready to go ............................................. £1,175 each New pallet carriages .......................................................................................................... from £450 New LWC buckets & grabs in stock British built ..................................................................... CALL Major 8400 finishing roller mower, 2002 .............................................................................. £2,750 New Malone tedders in stock, 5.7m ...................................................................................... £6,250 New Malone post bangers, side & t/l tilt............................................................................... £2,600 Barford SX6000 dumper 2006 ............................................................................................... £4,750 Rolland 10T trailer hyd tailgate 2000 .................................................................................... £3,850 Muthing SE250 offset verge topper, 2006............................................................................ £3,250 Muthing Pro250 front rear flail, 2006..................................................................................... £3,150 Kongskilde Delta cultivator, 2008 .......................................................................................... £4,250 Teagle Dual 285 f/r/flail topper 2017 immaculate............................................................... £4,250 Lely Hibiscus 425S single rotor rake, 2010 ........................................................................... £3,450 Choice of Gard 6m folding disc harrows ..................................................................... £3,995 each


07402 031199 KUHN 4003 POWER HARROW/ ACCORD 4M DRILL recon 2019, unused, with Mekanag trailer £15,000

2013 SIMBA 4.6M XPRESS hyd folding discs, in excellent condition, ready to work £9,000

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Alastair McCallum, Used Machinery Manager Tel: 01284 777700 Mob: 07717 861815 email: a.mccallum@claas-manns.co.uk

CLAAS AXION 810 £50,000 2014 50kph, 215hp, 5800 engine hrs

CLAAS ARION 640 £32,000 2010 40kph, 180hp, 4250 engine hrs

CLAAS ARION 640 £48,000 2016 50kph, 177hp, 3880 engine hrs




CLAAS ARION 650 £51,000 2016 50kph, 185hp, 3522 engine hrs

JOHN DEERE 6215R £75,000 2015 50kph, 235hp, 4400 engine hrs

MCCORMICK MC135 £23,000 2008 40kph, 135hp, 4300 engine hrs




CLAAS 208 MEGA £32,000 1995 6m, standard cutterbar, 3873 engine hrs CL2999

JOHN DEERE 732 2008 24m

KNIGHT 3500 2007 24m

SANDS SLC 4000 2006 24m






CLAAS AXION 810 CMATIC £57,500 2014 50kph, 215hp, 2700 engine hrs CT1845

CLAAS AXION 920 £68,800 2014 50kph, 320hp, 4213 engine hrs


CLAAS AXION 920 £72,000 2014 6.50kph, 325hp, 5950 engine hrs CT1879

CLAAS ARION 620 £43,000 2015 40kph, 158hp, 3000 engine hrs CT1880

CLAAS LEXION 570+ TT £79,000 2008 7.5m, m Vario, 2908 engine hrs, 1948 drum hrs CL2897

CLAAS LEXION 770 TT POA 2016 10.5m. m Vario, 1260 engine hrs, 1006 drum hrs CL3165

JOHN DEERE 840I 2009 36m

WARWICK WB18FM 2017 18t high speed

STEWART GX16-21S 2019 16t ex hire

KNIGHT EU 2000 24m






KELLANDS AGRIBUGGY £32,000 2007 24m





HE VA DISC ROLLER C/W HATZENBICHLER SEEDER £23,000 2015 6m with dispenser HE0009

VADERSTAD RAPID 800A £32,000 2012 8m

CLAAS SCORPION 741 VP£62,000 2018 1515hrs, 7m, 4.1t

CLAAS SCORPION 6030 £33,000 2013 4200hrs, 6m, 3t




A S MARSTON 14T 2008 hyd tailgate






BAILEY 16T 2015 with silage sides



£8,500 KN0010

WARWICK WB18FM 2017 high speed

£17,500 ZZ2265

MERLO P40.7 2012 10646hrs, 7m, 4t

£18,000 MO0022 70611

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TYRES Let us solve YOUR Agri Tyre and wheel problems


Wheel barrow to Combine we have the answer!

Contact Colin

Sims 07831 805080 01205 460081

sales@agriculturaltyresandwheels.com PAIR new 600x19 6ply, 3 rib front tyres, made by Supreme, never fitted. £80 no VAT. A Gill Tel 07967 433694/01440 730303 (Suffolk) ALLIANCE Farm Pro radial tyre, 420/85-R38, hardly been used. £320. A Crisp Tel 07880 541220 (Norfolk) PAIR of 20.8=R38 dual wheels, tyres good. £300+VAT. R McKenny Tel 07971 269724/01787 277654 (Suffolk) LOW loader 8-stud wheels & Goodyear tyres, 245/70x19.5, choice of 8. £45 each. A Burt Tel 07970 111353 (Northants) EIGHT corn trailer wheel rims, 6 stud, take 10.0, 11.5 & 12.5x15.3 tyres. N Johnson Tel 07751 588636 (Suffolk) MICHELIN 11.2-48 BIBA Grip tyre, tread good. Offers. R McKenny Tel 07971 269724/01787 277654 (Suffolk) TYRE 405-70-20, 15% tread, sound wall. Offers. M Fayers Tel 01362 637261 (Norfolk)

www.bwt.uk.com info@bwt.uk.com


All makes sold

Part exchange welcome or email:



WHEEL with new 165/75/16 tyre for Land Rover Defender. £100+VAT. P Freeman Tel 07711 145124 (Lincs) FIRESTONE 11-28 combine rear wheel tyre, 90%, will fit MF 35135, etc, good condition. £80. M Markham Tel 07850 863374 (Notts) BKT tyres for Fastrac 25–30% left, 540/60x30. £50 each. B Colson Tel 01284 828251/07789 261067 (Suffolk) BKT tyres for Fastrac, 25/30% left, 540/60x30. £50 each. B Colson Tel 01284 828251/07789 261067 (Suffolk) PAIR new 12-4-28 8ply tyres made by Birla under Pirelli licence, never fitted. £300 no VAT. A Gill Tel 07967 433694/01440 730303 (Suffolk) TWO Avon floatation tyres on 6 stud rims, size 11.5/80-15 12 ply, good condition, will fit trailer, etc. £80. M Markham Tel 07850 863374 (Notts) PAIR of 13.6x38 tyres, 30% good, suitable for duals. Free to a good home, tubes available too. R Cartwright Tel 07774 744900 (Beds)

14.9X38 Michelin Dual wheels, 4 clamps per wheel, tyres are 25/30%. I Parker Tel 07966 166967 (Lincs) TRACTOR wheels & tyres, 7.50x16 (3). £55 each no VAT. B Shingfield Tel 01953 883293 (Norfolk)

COUNTRY VEHICLES Toyota Hilux Double Cab 3L, 2007, automatic, 191k miles ................. £4,995

Dave Smith:

mobile 07973 139483

home/fax 0115 965 2204 16.9-R38 Kleber tyre, 99% tread. Offers. A May Tel 07714 028000 (Essex) WHEELS & tyres, 11.5/70/16, 6 stud. £60 each no VAT. B Shingfield Tel 01953 883293 (Norfolk) BRAND new, never been used, pair of Alliance Agristar 365 tyres, 600/65 R34, still with stickers & bobbles on, stored under cover. £1,600 the pair. P Clarke Tel 07850 710996 (Suffolk) STOCKS 16.9x38, sadly the clamps have been stolen but I can source some second hand ones at cost to go with them. £150 without, £300 with. F Johnson Tel 01507 450203 (Lincs) PART-WORN Goodyear 11-2/10-28 tyre, 6 ply, 50% tread. £150 no VAT. A Gill Tel 07967 433694/01440 730303 (Suffolk)

At BWT we specialise in new and used wheel solutions for Rowcrop, Standard, Dual Wheel & Flotation applications.

MERCEDES E320 CDI Elegance estate, 2005, auto, metallic green, 125,000 miles, full service history, owned for 10 years, genuine car, no longer needed due to new motorhome. £3,000. R Brown Tel 07764 477766 (Cambs)

GOOD clean tidy vehicle, 109500 miles, new tyres, discs & pads all round, engine re-map, MOT till March 21, solid chassis, air suspension, 7 seats, service history. £4,250 ono. M Smith Tel 07796 955939 (Cambs)

Land Rover Discovery TD5 2000 W ..................... £1,750

2012 Toyota Hilux Active spec, only 28000 miles, tidy outside, inside & underneath, very lightly used, one owner, canopy, tow bar, FSH, good tyres, new MOT. £12,000+VAT. B Robinson Tel 07740 683113 (Glos)

VINTAGE & CLASSIC ANTIQUE root chopper blade in good condition can still be used as a root chopper or garden ornament. £175. G Ulley Tel 07798 872221 (S Yorks) SANGYONG Korando 4x4 commercial van 2 seat, 5 door, 2.2L Mercedes engine, 40mpg, full service history, 109000 miles, 6 speed manual, very clean, 2014. £3,800+VAT. R Cansdale Tel 07766 116094 (Suffolk)





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FOUR JCB 5 stud rims & tyres, XL Grip (special service for mining & logging), 20 ply rating, 12.00-24. £2,500+VAT. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

TRUCKMAN Top for Mitsubishi L200 single cab grey.£100+VAT. G Brown Tel 07957 978089 (Lincs)

1983 (Y reg), 8735hrs, one owner from new more photos and detail at www.writtlefarmmachinery.co.uk FORD Ranger Wildtrak, 2005, 132,000mls, service & MOT 27/7/20, good cond, nice leather (been covered), c/locking, windows/mirrors all work, a/c freezing, nice radio, new tyres/ battery, starts instantly, few battle scars but no leaks. £3,250 no VAT. A East Tel 07886 452461 (Northants) MITSUBISHI L200 TD LWB 4wd, 54 plate, single cab, Ifor Williams top, 7mths MOT. J Adams Tel 07812 367009 (Worcs)

07748 004794 01245 442224

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BETTINSON 16/9-34 5 star dual wheels, low on tread, but still hard good walls. £150 ono. F Johnson Tel 01507 450203 (Lincs)


•Specialised Wheel Applications •Floatation Specialists •Rowcrop Wheel Assemblies •Stock Dual Wheels New/Used •Wheels & Centre Disks •Wheel Modifications •Second Hand & Part Used •Part Exchange Considered

CHERISHED personal number plate, A403 KAY, on retention 10yrs, assignment fee £80 paid, ready to go straight on to a vehicle. £1,000. E Calcott Tel 01827 62265 (Staffs)




JOHN Deere rear wheel rims & pans, from 6400 tractor. I Parker Tel 07966 166967 (Lincs) 13.6-38 Stocks dual wheels & tyres, 3 clamps with each, not much tread. Offers. A May Tel 07714 028000 (Essex)


6-TONNE Richard Western 6m long low loader trailer, 1983, good working order for age. £950. W Boulton Tel 07801 529956/07515 324535 (Bucks)





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DAVID Brown power loader to fit 780 or 885. J Adams Tel 07812 367009 (Worcs) FAMILY collection of vintage tractors for sale, in very good order – 1964 Allis Chalmers ED40, 1968 David Brown 990 white, 1948 Grey Ferguson TEA 20, 1957 Massey Harris Pony 2 cylinder, 1943 Fordson Standard TVO, 1960 International B275. POA. B Cooke Tel 07926 191272 (S Yorks)

Call us now with your requirements

01371 832310 FLOTATION tyres 800-65-32, 60% tread, currently John Deere 6610 centres, but interchangeable, local delivery possible. £2,250. R Edwards Tel 07967 828571 (Hereford)

TRUCKMAN top for a Nissan Navara D22, good condition. £50 ono. M Gardner Tel 07772 170938 (Suffolk)

NISSAN Terrano, diesel, 54 plate, good runabout farm vehicle. £800. R Hopkinson Tel 07976 424263 (Lincs)

VINTAGE power hackshaw. £50. P Duffy Tel 07775 786277/01707 873250 (Herts) LAMBOURN cab to fit David Brown 780 or 885. J Adams Tel 07812 367009 (Worcs)

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Construction Machinery Offers 1NLY

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Tracked Dumpers 1 TC50d

• 1590kg Operating weight • 3 Cylinder diesel engine • Single speed • 2005mm digging depth • Sizes - 3450 x 980 x 2240 mm • ROPS Canopy • Rhinox quick hitch • Rhinox set of 4 buckets OLD 2019 PRICED STOCK



• 7hp Kubota diesel engine • 500kg Payload • 660mm width • Electric start • Hydrostatic • Rubber tracks • High tip • 11063315







• 10.3hp Yanmar diesel engine • 1035kg Operating weight • 680mm - 840mm width • Sliding under carriage • Rubber tracks • ROPS • Rhinox set of 4 buckets • 1.8km/h travelling speed




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AD27094BTS Challenger 50

AD35105BTS Challenger 50

AD35126BTS Challenger 50

2700kg, 9 x 4, ramp, bucket stand, ball hitch, spare wheel

3500kg, 10 x 5’6, ramp, bucket stand, ball hitch, spare wheel

3500kg, 12’ x 6’, spare wheel, HD, mesh ramp, LED lights



01844 278843







Prices each,exclude VAT ex yard. Whilst stocks last. Correct 12/11/20 E & OE. Library pictures

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J Murrell

01493 750999 info@jamesmurrell.co.uk

JOHN DEERE 6430 PREMIUM 8388hrs, 40k AutoQuad

2010 KNIGHT RAVEN 2.8 legs, discs, large DD packer




NEW JPM 24 & 26’ LOW LOADERS in stock


Agricultural Machinery Dealers

VADERSTAD ROLLEX 620 Cambridge breakers excellent

2019 RICHARD WESTERN SF18HS floats, r/o sheet


IFOR-WILLIAMS TA510G3-14 tri axle, cattle partition, excellent


2014 JOSKIN WINPACK BC150 TRANS CAP 5500/18 silage sides





GRIFFITHS 12T GRAIN TRAILER 2015 LEMKEN RUBIN grain chute 12/500KUA large discs, double packer, vgc

£4,800 No VAT

LARRINGTON MAJESTIC JPM 24’ 19TLL 18–20T air brakes, load sensing 600/50R22.5 floats, r/o sheet, £26,000 full spec £9,500 £19,000

NEW JPM 20T DUMP hyd gate, air, L/S 10 stud, 560 flotations

SIMBA 6.6M DOUBLE PRESS cultivation tines, flotation tyres

CASE 895XL DUO 4X4 4038hrs, vgc

2019 RICHARD WESTERN SF18HS floats, r/o sheet, mint




HIGH SPEED JPM 32’ BALE TRAILERS 560 flotations, top spec


ZETOR 7711 2WD genuine 1289hrs, amazing






2012 GM-R VOYAGER 3200 24m, RDS, GPS, excellent

JOHN DEERE 7710 & SPEARHEAD TWIGA 655T Auto Pilot, 313hrs


2009 BATEMAN RB26 3000L, 24m, 175hp




For more pictures and further details of our stock visit our website www.jmurrell.co.uk

We are JPM Trailers’ East Anglia Dealer J Murrell • Willow Farm • Norwich Road • South Burlingham • Norwich • Norfolk NR13 4EZ

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KEN WOOTTON 14T ROOT air, r/o sheet, floats

Contract Farm Services

07770 692891

£35,000 All prices + VAT


Norfolk Farmers

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All prices + VAT


Richard Gravill | 07768 341193

Ripon | 01765 692255 Brigg | 01652 650600 Darrington | 01977 795241 Keighley | 01535 632661 Louth | 01507 617588 Malton | 01653 695094 Market Weighton | 01430 872421 Ottringham | 01964 622341 Leyburn | 01969 621369 Retford | 01777 704823 Stockton | 01740 630254 Tadcaster | 01937 835454

2019 John Deere 6120M

2012 John Deere 6630

2015 John Deere 6115R

2016 John Deere 6130R

2017 John Deere 6195R

2019 John Deere 6215R

2016 John Deere T670 Hillmaster

2013 John Deere T560 Hillmaster

38k 16/16 PQ Plus, 3SCVs, 3spd PTO, premium lights, PUH, f/fenders, p/seat, fixed wheels & h/d kit, 460/85R38 & 420/85R24, Powergard until 2023/2000hrs, immaculate, 290hrs Ripon £52,000

40k Powerquad c/w TLS, 420/70R28 & 520/70R32 Michelin tyres, 2SCVs, John Deere 643R loader, 1543hrs



Easterby 12t trailer 12t mono trailer, very clean



std 40k PQ Plus 24Fx24R trans LHR c/w TLS f/susp, Autotrac 40k Powerquad c/w TLS, 3 SCVs, 16.9x24 & 18.4x38 tyres, ready, 3t f/linkage, 3spd PTO 540/540E/1000, 2MSCVs, Q46 Quicke loader, 2960hrs 520/70/38 & 480/70/24 tyres, v clean example, 4505hrs Malton £37,250 Stockton £48,000

50k Direct Drive c/w TLS, HCS cab susp, f/hitch, Autotrac ready, 4100 display, 4ESCVs, turnable fenders, beacons, 650/65R42 & 600/65R28 Michelins, Greensheild ext wty, 4588hrs Market Weighton £72,000

6 walker combine c/w Pro Drive, 4wd, hyd chaff spreader, extra fine chopper, 800/70R38 & 500/80R28 tyres, JD630R 9m header (2016) c/w dividers, tandem axle & header trolley Retford £150,000

50k AP c/w Command Arm, Autotrac ready & activation, TLS & brakes, HCS cab susp, premium f/linkage & PTO, a/brakes, 710/70R42 & 600/70R28, loader ready, 2200hrs Ripon £106,500

c/w either 620R or 622R header & trolley, extremity lights, universal concave, s/chopper, semi auto d/bar, chaff spreader, windrow deflector, top beam deflector, 800/65R32 & 540/65R30 tyres, radio Ripon £100,000

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Auctioneers Peter Kirby (foreground) and Stuart Milsom are pictured accepting bids from the pick-up, allowing potential buyers to social distance effectively at ground level. This New Holland TD5050 4wd tractor, registered on a 12-plate, had recorded just under 1,200 hours and came with a Trima+ 3.1P front loader and pallet forks. The tractor also had a pick-up hitch, twin spools and the tyres had approximately 60 per cent remaining tread. It sold for £24,700.

A sale at Lower Idstone Farm, near Ashbury, Wiltshire, arranged by Moore Allen & Innocent, achieved some excellent prices. David Williams reports. The Ball family rented the farm from the early 1900s, and purchased the land in 1964. The all-grass enterprise was run as a dairy farm until only a few years ago when it changed to beef cattle, and the sale was arranged following the death of farmer John Ball in late 2019. Moore Allen & Innocent have looked after the family’s interests for many years and, as well as arranging the dispersal sale of all the machinery, it is also marketing the farmhouse, farm buildings and approximately 35ha of permanent pasture.

worked well. Although there was interest from the trade in a lot of the machinery, most of the lots ended up with end-users as prices were generally high. “Those who attended followed Covid-19 guidelines and we sold from the back of a pick-up, which allowed those interested in bidding to remain further from us and apart from each other. It worked really well, and I think we will probably adopt that selling system in future, even after the current situation has passed.” FG

A 2009 Warwick single-axle 7.5t grain trailer with a hydraulic tailgate and a front ladder made £4,100.

Competitive bidding Auctioneer Peter Kirby said that sale highlights included the tractors which achieved excellent results, and a selection of staddle stones which attracted competitive bidding. “We had buyers from the south and South West and as far away as East Anglia and Wales,” he explained. “The sale coincided with a week of excellent weather and we offered two preview days the same week, including one on the same day as another local farm sale we organised, which allowed those coming from further away to attend both events which

Staddle stones proved a sale highlight, partly because so many were on offer. They were used in the past to support hay and straw stacks, and grain and feed stores, keeping them clear of wet ground and out of reach of vermin. Two lots of three pairs of bases and tops made £780 and £800, and were believed to have been purchased as garden ornaments.

This unregistered Massey Ferguson 230 2wd had worked only 820 hours and was in very tidy condition. The rear tyres had 60 per cent remaining tread and the tractor achieved a winning bid of £7,800.

A winning bid of £8,100 secured this Kubota RTV X900 UTV, registered on a 15-plate. It had worked 1,498 hours and came with a road lighting kit, a ball hitch and Datatag security marking.

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This elderly reversible yard scraper made £5.

It was the ideal time of year to sell a log splitter, and this hydraulic-powered, linkage-mounted Ripvator version sold for £200.

This low ground pressure trailer on flotation tyres and suitable for use with an ATV or UTV had mesh extension sides and a rear tailgate. It achieved £80.

In very tidy condition, this Fleming MS700 side-discharge rotary muck spreader was approximately four years old and sold for £2,850.

In excellent condition, this John Deere 5515 2wd was registered on an 06-plate and still carried its Farol dealer stickers. It had worked just over 3,400 hours and the 13.6R38 rear tyres had approximately 50 per cent tread remaining. The winning bidder paid £17,000.

A Twose SA250 2.5m Original Grass Aerator in good condition made £1,350.

This Twose SR10 10ft flat roll appeared in good order and sold for £800.

Conventional balers remain in demand and this New Holland Hayliner 370 in tidy condition achieved a winning bid of £1,020. Teagle rotary mowers achieve good prices at auction, and this 2004-manufactured Teagle 8, 8ft rear-mounted version was no exception. Despite being sold way out of season, it made £1,250.

This Land Rover Freelander 2 TD4 GS-specification was registered on an 11-plate and had recorded 56,050 miles. It had a towbar and sold for £8,600.

A set of Einbock FZHE 500H 5m hydraulic folding, linkagemounted grass harrows achieved a winning bid of £2,000.

A tidy Ifor Williams twin-axle livestock trailer sold for £1,500. It was based on a 10x8ft flat-bed and had a removable top. It came with loading gates and a tailgate plus a spare wheel.

This Kuhn MDS 735M fertiliser spreader was a 2004 model, and sold for £600.

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New country leader for Corteva in 2021 Corteva Agriscience has announced that crop protection sales manager William Corrigan will be promoted to UK & Ireland Country Leader from 1st January 2021. William will replace Adrian Gough (pictured left), who has been with the company for 36 years and will continue to support William in his new role before retiring on 31st March. Paolo Barbieri, Corteva Agriscience commercial unit leader, Northern Europe, said: “We would like to thank Adrian for his outstanding contributions over the years; in particular his leadership of the UK

and Ireland during the creation of Corteva as an independent company. [...] I am convinced that William will build on his legacy and continue to drive forward the success of our company.” William grew up on a mixed livestock and arable farm in County Kildare, and joined the company in 2010 after completing a research Masters at University College Dublin. He has held regional and national business roles, including product manager for fungicides and leading Corteva’s Irish business for four years. He currently oversees both the key account management and area management teams. William said: “I am thrilled to head up Corteva’s business in the UK and Ireland. Adrian is handing over the reins at a crucial time for agriculture and with so much to come from Corteva.”

AHDB CEO to step down After nearly six years as AHDB CEO, Jane King says the next 12 months will be her last in the role. Now that the AHDB’s new five-year strategy and business plans are nearly complete and will shortly be out for consultation, and the change programme is underway, Jane says she feels it is a good time to start handing the leadership baton over to someone fresh for the next phase of AHDB’s development. She will be stepping down no later than the end of September 2021, or before if a successor can be found sooner. In the meantime, she will work closely with the chair, Nicholas Saphir, the Board and

the leadership team to continue to reform AHDB in line with the commitments made to improve levy-payer engagement and value for money. Recruitment of a new CEO will begin immediately, and there will be a handover period before Jane leaves to ensure a smooth transition. She is keen to have a break with her family next year before continuing to support the industry in other ways in the future.   “It has been a great privilege to lead an incredible team at AHDB and to work with inspirational farmers, growers and partners to deliver our programmes and services,” she says. “The commitment and dedication of AHDB colleagues has been amazing.”

Claydon welcomes new territory manager Agri firm appoints eastern technical manager ProCam has appointed Matthew Cobbald as regional technical manager covering the eastern counties of England. Matthew has worked as an agronomist and farm consultant for over 20 years, including his most recent role as technical director with farm management and advisory company Velcourt. He will provide support to ProCam’s team of agronomists across East Anglia and into neighbouring counties, in addition to looking after his own farming clients. He will also contribute to the company’s technical council and be involved in the direction of the company’s multisite trials programmes. “This is a critical time for farmers

and the wider agricultural industry and an exciting time to be joining ProCam,” says Matthew. “There are challenges ahead, for sure, whether presented by the regulations on pesticide use, climate change, or political direction, but there are also great opportunities. “I believe as agronomists we have a pivotal role in helping farmers adapt their businesses for the future and ProCam’s broad ‘boots on the ground’ approach is ideal for what’s required. “Crop protection remains fundamental to ProCam’s offering, but we also provide expertise in seeds and traits, crop nutrition, biological products, conservation agriculture and precision farming. I believe this more integrated approach will be essential as farmers seek to adapt in the years ahead.”

Claydon Drills, which designs and manufactures the Claydon OptiTill direct strip till seeding system, has appointed James Owen as territory manager for the North and Scotland. James is working with the company’s dealers to look after existing and potential customers, in an area north of a line from the River Humber to Rochdale in Lancashire. James grew up on the family arable and pig farm in East Yorkshire and has a Higher National Diploma in Agriculture from Bishop Burton College. Beginning his career in 2001, he spent three years working for large farming companies in Yorkshire before joining Allied Grain, now Frontier Agriculture. After seven years of operating

the company’s crop trials programme throughout the UK, he joined Farmway. Other roles include area sales manager for SoilEssentials; three years at Agco dealer Peacock and Binnington and a spell at John Deere dealer RBM Agriculture at Market Weighton, East Yorkshire. “I am delighted to be working for Claydon Drills, which is a very well-respected, family-owned business that is recognised as the leader in strip seeding technology,” James states. “I am looking forward to working with and supporting all our dealers and customers in the area and already in my first few weeks with the company have been involved with a number of well-attended, socially-distanced working demonstrations.” James Owen can be contacted on 07796 426313 or by email via James.Owen@claydondrill.com.

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BASIS appoints new independent FACTS chair management advice. With ELMS creeping ever closer and the Agriculture Bill being brought into law, Ms Twining says FACTS-accredited consultants must be able to provide on-farm advice with these policy changes in mind. BASIS CEO Stephen Jacob, says: “Susan is a great addition to the BASIS team and is the perfect fit for the chairmanship, bringing expertise and insight into issues that will affect our FACTS advisers working in crop nutrition. “Now more than ever, farmers are turning to the consultants for up-to-date advice on agronomy programmes which meet the new demands set out by policy.”

Co-operative welcomes mixed farmer to Board Ringlink Scotland has appointed James Orr to the co-operative’s board of 10 directors. Fifebased James manages around 1,500 acres near Cupar, growing potatoes, carrots, parsnips, broccoli, and cereals together with beef finishing cattle. Established in 1988, the ring has close to 3,000 members and revolves around the supply and demand of goods and services between its members. Chairman James Porter, said: “James Orr runs a very successful mixed farming business, and has been a thoughtful and motivated contributor to farming in Scotland for many years, as a director of ESG, and on the people and skills board of Scotland food and drink.” Mr Orr added: “Great people are

at the heart of every great business and it is comforting to know at Ringlink, there is a knowledgeable helping hand on the end of the phone to assist with training requirements or deal with complex utility contracts, fulfilling labour requirements and any other daily business. “I keenly look forward to helping Ringlink roll out the preapprenticeship scheme across Fife and beyond. It is extremely important we attract new blood into the industry, gain from their knowledge of technology and harness their enthusiasm.” Mr Orr was officially co-opted on to the Ringlink board when he attended his first board meeting in October. As per society rules, he will stand for election at the next annual general meeting on the 2nd December 2020.

New addition to ScanStone parts team David Donaldson recently joined the parts sales team at soil preparation equipment specialist ScanStone, having come to the company with a wealth of knowledge in agricultural spare parts. His primary role within the organisation will be to ‘sell excellent quality OEM parts for the ScanStone product range at an

extremely competitive price,’ the company says. David, from Aberuthven, Perthshire, will cover the entire Scottish territory with full autonomy on parts sales. ScanStone says it is delighted with the appointment and looks forward to a positive working relationship with David, as well as concreting its existing relationships with customers in Scotland. Get in contact with David on 01307 818000 or 07971 432972.

Syngenta has appointed experienced agronomist Matt Kettlewell as area manager to support growers in Norfolk and the eastern counties. Matt will cover all crops, including a focus on field vegetables and potatoes that are of huge value for the region’s growers. He joins Syngenta with wide experience of on-farm advice, following technical roles within commercial agronomy, including a

role as a vegetable crop specialist, and the development digital agriculture tools in the arable and vegetable sectors. Matt had previously spent eight years as farm manager on the south coast, producing high quality specialty vegetables, from asparagus and beans to courgettes. For Syngenta, his role will support farmers and agronomists across Norfolk along with parts of Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Matt has replaced Gillian Colman, who has moved to a new role within Syngenta to develop the grass weed management strategies.

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BASIS has announced the appointment of Susan Twining, CLA’s chief land use policy adviser, as the new FACTS chair. With over 25 years of experience in agriculture, from practical agronomy through to policy and research, Ms Twining brings a breadth of experience to the role, taking over from Dr Susannah Bolton. FACTS is responsible for setting standards, training and accrediting the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of those providing nutrient

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AUTOCAST to ďŹ t 7m New Holland header. D Treharne Tel 07719 697455 (Northants) 3.5-METRE Flexicoil for Kuhn power harrow, c/w star cleaners, must be in good condition. I Parker Tel 07966 166967 (Lincs)


â?š Combines â?š Sugar Beet Harvesters â?š Tractors â?š Trailers â?š Cars â?š Vans â?š Lorries â?š Trucks

David Smith 01353 861694 07968 661115


01277 822001 KNOTTERS for International Harvester 445D baler. M Morse Tel 01994 230663 (Carmarthenshire) TELESCOPIC elevator with 900mm belt, for wheat/onions, in gwo. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs) PALLET forks & frame, adjustable. B Colson Tel 01284 828251/07789 261067 (Suffolk)


Tel: Dereham (01362) 692104/637332




100HP-ISH 4wd tractor, John Deere 30/3350, Case 5130/40/50 or similar, cash buyer, Essex/Suffolk area. A May Tel 07714 028000 (Essex) 13.6-38 tyres, 50%+ tread, closer to Harwich the better. A May Tel 07714 028000 (Essex) FRONT linkage mounted hopper with seed metering & hydraulic driven fan, plus distribution head with ideally a minimum of 18 outlets compatible with front hopper system also required. T Catchpole Tel 01508 482450 (Norfolk) JOHN Deere 7920, 8320, 8420 or 8520 required; also looking for a 6920S to work. T Bundell Tel 07845 546945 (Oxon)

ACCORD Kverneland Mini Air for drilling onions. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs) RED Poll stores required, any age considered, can also buy weaned calves, East Anglia only. G Barnes Tel 01508 470413/07860 601379 (Norfolk) FORDSON tractor for restoration, any condition or model, just for restoration, including N, E37N, Major, the closer to Sussex the better. R Hamilton Tel 07807 299962 (E Sussex) CONTROL box for 6m wide Massey Ferguson Air drill, model 510, or would consider complete drill. C Wheeler Tel 01672 810315/07977 474408 (Wilts) COMPRESSOR, decent roadside type of at least 260CFM please, & if I get one, I will have a good working 130 to sell. J Weston Tel 07803 270448 (Lincs)

Norfolk farmer requires most Fendt Tractors

other makes also considered Email info@jamesmurrell.co.uk or call James on 01493 750999

Norwich, Norfolk


JONES Panascopic loader required for spares please, or sell mine in need of attention. J Weston Tel 07803 270448 (Lincs) BUCKETS required for 22t digger, 80mm pins. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs) VADERSTAD TopDown fertiliser distribution kit, consisting of distribution head/pipework. T Catchpole Tel 01508 482450/07799 694270 (Norfolk) TRACKED post driving machine required. C Wheeler Tel 01672 810315/07977 474408 (Wilts) CELERY moulder. I Johnson Tel 07976 605522 (Cambs)

SCRAP METAL All types of scrap combines, sugar beet harvesters, tractors & machinery

Tel: 07785 937779 or 01953 454462

AF45 trencher, PTO driven, in working order. B King Tel 07712 334848 (Essex) OLD York stone paving. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs) HEADSTOCK adaptor bracket from Manitou to Euro. P Webster Tel 01704 893162 (Lancs)

.uk www.FarmAds.co Browse used machinery, equipment and livestock

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TYRES 16-9-38. J Adams Tel 07812 367009 (Worcs) USED poultry equipment – all types of slats, cages, feeders, drinkers & egg washing machines, etc, required. O Gronning (Heart of England Farms) Tel 01926 843460 (Warks) FERGUSON machinery, tidy order please. A Dunham Tel 07767 248412 (Cambs) BAMFORD 5C combination mill. M Morse Tel 01994 230663 (Carmarthenshire)

FORD Mk2 Consul, Zephyr or Zodiac for spares or repair please, or Classic Capri or Mk1 Capri. J Weston Tel 07803 270448 (Lincs)





07836 540559


NEW Holland TC56 combine, hydro preferred, but not essential. R Wilson Tel 07734 245204 (Co Antrim) ENGINE side panels & exhaust heat shield for a Renault 145-14 TX tractor. C Flatters Tel 01775 640112 (Lincs)

Norfolk farmer requires John Deere 00, 10, 20 & 30 Series tractors

Please email your machine to

info@jamesmurrell.co.uk or call

Email details to farm@murrell1.plus.com

01493 750999 www.jmurrell.co.uk

N SAM WILSO guide.co.uk 01473 694455


S NICKI WATER e.co.uk nicki@farmersguid 01473 694456

S Gray Recycling



5-STUD wheels & tyres required for an old Brian Legg trailer, similar stud pattern to old series Land Rover hubs, closer to Harwich the better. A May Tel 07714 028000 (Essex) PAPER 25kg potato bags, doesn't matter what's printed on them. C Bigley Tel 01406 540505/07909 910005 (Lincs)

WANTED Top Cash Paid+VAT


Used Tractors and Good Clean Farm Equipment

GEARBOX for Brushmate, plus shaft. A Rose Tel 07890 305120 (Lincs)


01493 750999 Norwich, Norfolk


t 01953 453827 m 07765 633356

Please email details to



all items considered from antique furniture, garden items & farming bygones Also house clearances undertaken Covering East Anglia



CONVENTIONAL 2 furrow plough to go behind Massey Ferguson 65 tractor, as well as other implements to suit this tractor. A Gregory Tel 07904 988906 (Essex) PERROT irrigation reel, 500m long. D Brown Tel 07710 316205/01487 822280 (Cambs)


Volvo BL71 wheeled digger


BOX tipper, in good working order, either Downs Box Master/David Harrison pivot box tipper. C Sly Tel 07973 188977 (Lincs)







Zetor tractors

DAIRY cross calves (up to 6) from TB1 area, up up one/three months if possible, anything considered, no cattle dealers. F Johnson Tel 01507 450203 (Lincs)


MASSEY Ferguson extension weight frame & 45kg wafer weights for MF 3645 tractor. R Francis Clark Tel 07778 172269/01884 277365 (Devon)



J J Gray Antiques


Trade advertising — Tel: 01473 694455 Email: classified@farmersguide.co.uk

COUSINS 3m Norfolk cultivator. J Claydon Tel 07747 775170 (Norfolk) JOHN Deere 6430 Premium with TLS & cab suspension, under 6000hrs, John Deere 6125-6130R. M Robertson Tel 07879 656006/01362 850242 (Norfolk)

DISC gangs, heavy duty, for spares, with 6’ shafts, c/w legs & bearings, or a complete set to break – must be really beefy though! J Weston Tel 07803 270448 (Lincs)

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Triton Drills

manufactured by Covenbrook and are available in the following widths

• 2.5m rigid • 3m rigid • 3.6m rigid • 4m rigid • 4m folding • 4.8m folding • 6m folding other widths and other options

available on request, please enquire

All Weather Drill The

For Triton

SALES, PARTS & SERVICE Accord metering with RDS

deal direct with the manufacturer

t: John on 07860 417643 e: covenbrookfabrications@gmail.com • www.covenbrookfabrications.co.uk Covenbrook Hall Farm, Stisted, Braintree, Essex CM77 8AJ

For further information on Triton Seed Drills contact John on the details below


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Wash Lane, Mendlesham, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 5TD


• From 34,000–358,000Btu



• Ideal for workshops • Fume-free • Low noise • Inside & outside use

INDIRECT FIXED WORKSHOP HEATERS • From 120,000– 2,000,000Btu


• Perfect for a professional clean • Ideal for extra cleaning power • Robust and reliable

COLD WATER PRESSURE WASHER • Sturdy and dependable • All round heavy duty cleaner



• Ideal for workshops, fleet maintenance vehicles, tyre companies and much more! • Efficient and trustworthy compressors


For details or a demonstration ring Paul Bradford now on

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